Having trouble understanding how BP's new containment cap on the damaged Gulf oil well works? Luckily, the TV scientist whom we all know and love, Bill Nye the Science Guy, gives us the 411, during this segment on CNN, on how the new cap is supposed to work, using props like a plastic water bottle and easy to understand layman's terms.
He also gives a few scenarios of what could go wrong with this temporary fix to the spill. (Let's cross our fingers that they don't come to pass.)
Watch the video below.