explosives

Explosive Pyrotechnic Pie Is Dangerous For More Than Just Your Diet

If you’re hunting for the perfect dessert that will leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests, look no further than this recipe/experiment. The ingredients in a typical pie aren’t that far off from a chemical mix known as Rocket Candy that’s typically made from sugar and an oxidiser like potassium nitrate.


Guy Builds A Bomb Just With Stuff You Can Buy After Airport Security

Just in case you were still being fooled into thinking that the TSA is good for, well, anything, follow along with YouTube contributor Terminal Cornucopia as he constructs a home-made “FRAGGuccino” from stuff you can buy from airport terminal kiosks — you know the ones you can enter after passing through security.


Homemade Explosives Are The Most Satisfying Way To Carve A Pumpkin

When you’re too old to go trick-or-treating, and don’t have any kids to go on your behalf, Halloween stops being as fun as it was when you were young. But don’t worry — there are still plenty of ways to bring a little grownup fun back to October 31. For example, carving a pumpkin is considerably more awesome when you add some light explosives into the mix.


Blowing Up Beer Kegs With Detonating Cords Is An Explosive Party

Now I wish I had the genius and brass ones to think of this at a party.


Al-Qaeda Can Turn Clothes Into Explosives By Dipping Them In Liquid

ABC News in the US is reporting that al Qaeda has come up with a “new generation of liquid explosives” for a potential attack. The scary thing is that the bomb “would not be detected by current security measures”. Even scarier is that a US official called the new method “ingenious”. Well, then.


How Dogs Become Awesome Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

Because my imagination is trapped within the confines of my human pea brain, I always giggle to myself when I see dogs sniff anything and everything they run into. But dogs have 50 times more olfactory cells than we do! Of course, they would put it to good use. And of course our human pea brains would put a dog’s nose to good use in finding bombs. How do we train man’s best friends to find explosives?


Monster Machines: Nixing Iranian Nukes With America's Biggest Bunker Buster

The GBU-57A-B Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) is 2400kg of high explosive wrapped in 13,600kg of steel. It’s designed to obliterate fortified positions and underground bunkers from the inside.


This Nexus 7 Reportedly Exploded While Charging

If you thought the Nexus 7 was a hot commodity, you’d be right. In one case in China, it was apparently so hot as to actually fry itself up.


What If Your Boarding Gate Doubled As A Bomb Detector?

Just when you thought you were free of airport security checkpoints once you reached your gate, Hitachi wants to make that the last line of defence for explosives detection. Working with the Nippon Signal Company and the University of Yamanashi it’s developed a high-speed gate detector that gives one last sniff for trouble as passengers board a plane.


Watch This Immense Housing Structure Explode On Google Earth

Glasgow’s Red Road tower block housing complex was constructed by the Glasgow Housing Associating (GHA) between 1964 and 1969, with the intention of providing a modern housing community for a whopping 5000 residents.