Watch What Happens When Methane is Ignited With Lasers

Setting fire to things isn’t in and of itself science. But if you record it using special photography at 10,000 frames per second then it’s getting closer. This video shows just that. Read More >>

Beautiful Two-Stroke Engine Lets You Watch Its Inner Workings

Combustion of fuel—a process that you, me and everyone else we know very much relies on—is usually hidden from sight inside that big hunk of metal called an engine. But Huib Vissier saw something beautiful in this process, so he built a simple engine that showcases combustion rather than concealing it. Read More >>

What Causes Spontaneous Combustion?

Most of us experience combustion, a chemical process where a fuel combines with oxygen to produce heat and light, in the form of a fire where both the fuel and ignition source are well known. Read More >>