I need to be able to load/unload angular applications dynamically without causing memory leaks. In jQuery you can do
var rootScope = $("body").scope();
UPDATE March 10, 2013: I found that $('body').empty(); does not tear down the app. It still lives.
Well, this post: https://github.com/angular/angular.js/issues/1537#issuecomment-10164971 claims that there is no 'official' app tear down (at the time of writing), but you can just empty the element holding the app like so:
If this is not what you are looking for you can go through these steps for a temporary solution to tearing your app down: https://github.com/angular/angular.js/issues/1537#issuecomment-10184033