In the Name of Science
NETWORK: Discovery Channel
Inventions like the combustion engine, the telephone, and the light bulb have changed the face of modern day society. Chris Cashman, the host of “In the Name of Science,” just plain isn't smart enough to think of exciting inventions like those of Edison or Bell - but he does have a knack for thinking up really stupid contraptions.
“In the Name of Science” is the show that takes highly talented individuals and asks them to build highly irregular machines. These hour long shows chronicle the design and build process of machines like the world's most powerful trebuchet, a trailer home with a booster rocket that takes off like the space shuttle, or even the “Helicrapper,” the world's only portable potty that flies like a helicopter.