explosions

High-Speed Cameras Reveal Why Sodium Explodes In Water

You remember the sodium demo from chemistry class: Just a small chunk of the pure metal dropped into water causes a great big flash and bang. You might even remember your chemistry teacher’s explanation for why. But there’s always been a missing piece of the puzzle, which scientists have finally figured out using high-speed video cameras.


Here's What Happens When A Fireworks Factory Explodes 

Video: That is one hell of a boom, which makes sense since it’s an explosion of a factory of things that go boom. The explosion occurred in Colombia and injured two people. The initial blast knocked the cameraman over and the ensuing fireworks kept shooting out for a solid minute after that. It’s pretty nuts.


An Epic Supercut Of Explosions In Movies

Nothing rings in the new years like explosions and fireworks and countdowns and mind sacrificing hangovers earned during silly festivities. This supercut video by Screen Junkies has most of that from movies like Star Wars and Tropic Thunder and more. You can save the hangover for tomorrow.


Worst Demolition Team Screws Up Same Explosion Twice

How hard can it be to blow up a building? My childhood experience with knocking over waist-high towers of cardboard blocks leads me to say “not hard,” but this botched job by a demolition team in Sevastopol suggests otherwise. I mean, come on guys.


This NSFW Trailer For A TV Show Might Be The Most Ridiculous Thing

Workaholics is a funny TV show about slacker college friends who happen to be roommates who also happen to be co-workers and the hijinks they get into. Workaholics is not a show about guns and explosions and shootouts and strippers. But guess what the trailer for Season 5 is about? Yep. Guns and strippers.


The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way NASA Decides When To Blow Up A Rocket

When the Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday night, NASA was able to account for all its employees very quickly after the failure thanks to a clearly very well-practised protocol. The launch gave us a peek into the processes that dictate every rocket launch, and one of them was particularly surprising.


This Might Be The Most Fun You Can Have With A Nerf Gun

A Nerf gun is never not fun. If you see one of those laying around anywhere, at a toy store, in the office, in a kid’s bedroom, in your dreams, you have to pick it up and get goofy with it. So how can you have more fun with something our DNA says is never not fun? By adding explosions like mad genius Colin Furze.


These Exploding Buckybombs Can Blast Your Body's Viruses And Bacteria

A buckyball is a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene, a form of fullerene that contains sixty carbon atoms arranged like a football. Now, scientists have discovered a way to convert buckyballs into deadly buckybombs and use them to take out entire armies of nasty viruses and bacteria.


A OnePlus One Just Blew Up In Its Owner's Rear Pocket

You can now add the OnePlus One to the list of phones that have managed to explode in their owners’ pockets at some point.


Putting 400kg Of Explosives Below An Abandoned New Zealand Suburb For Science

It’s not every day that the average person gets to blow something up at their job. Even rarer: Getting to blow up the neighbourhood where you used to live. But as Next City reports today, that’s exactly what happened to the last remaining resident of an abandoned suburb that served as the testing ground for an experiment that may lead to safer, more earthquake-proof buildings.