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March 23, 2012 AT 8:43 am

With ‘Unchained Reaction,’ the MythBusters go Rube Goldberg

With ‘Unchained Reaction,’ the MythBusters go Rube Goldberg @ Geek Gestalt – CNET News.

For years, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were known for one thing: being the “MythBusters.”

But now, the two have launched a new show, Discovery Channel’s “Unchained Reaction,” “a new six-part series that pits two teams of varying backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain-reaction contraption.”

Think giant Rube Goldberg machines–balls falling and knocking things into other things. Seesaws going up and throwing things into the air, each step in the process impacting the next, with each team vying to build the most impressive contraption in five tension-packed days. The teams, which are comprised of highly-skilled builders, scientists, and makers, are given a theme to follow, and identical sets of supplies with which to work. The imaginations are what sets them apart from their rivals.


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