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Bristol Student Accidentally Made High Explosive in Chemistry Experiment

A student at Bristol University has generated quite the amazing anecdote to tell people he or she meets for the rest of his life, after forcing the uni to evacuate its buildings when it turned out that the dangerous explosive triacetone triperoxide, or TATP as it's known in DIY terror circles, had been manufactured during a routine chemistry experiment. Read More >>

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Lighting 200,000 Sparklers at Once Creates an Incredibly Satisfying Inferno

The sparklers arms race just made a few hefty strides towards sparklers doomsday as the folks at JoyBlend doubled their previous record by lighting off 200,000 of them at the same time. If you’ve ever wanted your birthday celebration to end in a gigantic apocalyptic fireball, this is how you’d do it. Read More >>

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Researchers Made Bionic Spinach Plants That Can Help Detect Deadly Land Mines

Popeye was right when it came to the health benefits of spinach, but that simple sailor man couldn’t have predicted this unorthodox use of the superfood. Researchers at MIT have found a way to use spinach to detect explosive materials in soil, potentially making the plant a safe way to detect landmines. Read More >>

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Mad Pyromaniac Builds an Explosive Death Star Using 5,000 Fireworks

To help celebrate gaining his three-millionth subscriber, madcap British inventor Colin Furze, the creator of the thermite cannon and questionably-safe hoverbike, among others, has successfully topped all of his inventions to date by building his own miniature Death Star covered in 58 boxes of fireworks all wired together for one magnificent 20-second spectacle. Read More >>

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Why Do We Use a Dumbass Unit to Measure Explosions?

There’s been some confusion over the size of yesterday’s explosion in China’s Tianjin province, with some people mistakenly thinking it was the largest non-nuclear explosion of all time. It was not — that honour goes to the Russians — and you can partly blame our stupid system of measurement for the mistake. Read More >>

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How to Turn Balloons Into Simple Fireworks That Only Go Boom

Looking for a fast way to get the fuzz turning up at your doorstep? Just follow Grant Thompson, AKA the King of Random’s latest video that has him turning regular balloons into high-flying explosives that sound like a fireworks display, but without all the eye candy. Read More >>

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This Stamp-Sized Sensor Can Sniff Out Explosives Using RFID Tags

Detecting explosives is, obviously, an important task – but many of the sensors are large and require manual operation. So GE's tiny and affordable new RFID sensor could help automate the process, to help keep us safe without much in the way of man power. Read More >>

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100 Tonnes of TNT Makes for One Awesome Explosion Shock Wave

Today I learned that scientists blow up 100 tonnes of TNT in the middle of nowhere not just for the fun of it, but to listen to the blast. The Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban Treaty Organisation sets microphones thousands of miles away to listen to low frequency waves produced by these TNT explosions. Read More >>

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Watch a New Mac Pro Full of C4 Explosive Blowing Up in Slow Motion

RatedRR has taken their gadget torture from shooting at things to blowing them with C4 (a plastic explosive) and detonation cord. The victim will make Apple fanboys weep: a new shiny Mac Pro. The results are obviously spectacular -- but perhaps even more impressive is how hard the Mac Pro is. Read More >>

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Explosive Pyrotechnic Pie is Dangerous For More Than Just Your Diet

If you've been 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 your typical pumpkin 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. Read More >>

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Al-Qaeda Can Turn Clothes into Explosives By Dipping Them in Liquid

ABC News 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. Read More >>

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Cheap Kiddy-Friendly Explosives Are Your “Hide the Dog!” Deal of the Day

Everyone likes blowing things up don't they? There's nothing like an explosion to get your pulse racing. Of course, you can't set off bombs on your street, but you can indulge in some Fun Snaps action! Read More >>

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Exciting Innovations in Stopping Aeroplanes Getting Blown Out of the Sky

Hitachi, a company we usually associate with cheap TVs from Argos, has come up with a new kind of airport boarding gate, which can detect explosives in seconds without any embarrassing naked scanning or overly invasive finger work from border police. Read More >>

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The SeaFox Mine Sweeper Will Destroy Iran’s Explosives in the Strait of Hormuz

With tensions between Iran and the West rapidly rising over the nation's secretive nuclear technology developments, both sides are rattling their sabers. Read More >>