GUWAHATI, Aug 29 – Discovery Science, India’s only channel dedicated to making science programming accessible, has associated with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Guwahati, for their annual Techno-Management Festival – ‘Techniche 2012’.
The association involves organising special screenings of the ‘best science show on television’, ‘Mythbusters’ from August 31 to September 2 at the IIT-Guwahati auditorium during Techniche 2012.
This will be preceded by a unique contest to tap young inquisitive minds and uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends. The contestants will be faced with quirky and investigative questions such as – can you make a candle out of earwax? Can you touch molten lead without burning your skin? , Can a tree be cut down using a machine gun?, and many more.
Hundreds of participants including IITians and professors are expected to be present each day for the special screening and contest. Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager, South Asia, Discovery Networks, Asia-Pacific, said, “Discovery Science’s endeavour is to make science accessible, relevant and entertaining for the viewers. We are delighted to be associated with Techniche which is an ideal platform to showcase scientific breakthroughs, innovative technologies and researches through the fascinating lens of Discovery Science.”
‘Mythbusters’ uncovers the truth behind popular tall tales and urban legends using the trademark quirky, action-packed and often unconventional methods. To determine whether a myth is busted, plausible or confirmed, hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, along with Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, devise a multitude of scientific experiments that often use themselves – or crash-test dummy ‘Buster’ – as they test subjects. The results are often surprising – and explosive.