Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!
The intention of this ad might be to sell a new intelligent fridge that helps you keep a healthy diet but I can help but to get hungry (and sad) watching all that delicious food blowing up in beautiful slow motion.
Check out this UK video of a row house explosion. Taken by the Engine cam, it's frightening and amazing at the same time.
Oh my, teachers in a rural Ugandan school were unknowingly using a live bomb as a bell. They would bang the bomb with stones to call the school's 700 students to class. It was a miracle nobody caused it to detonate.
By filming the resulting jets of foam, and doing some Scanning Electron Microscope analysis, they've ruled out chemical interactions, and have discovered it's to do with the surface roughness of the Mentos, the sugariness of the drink and how quickly the mints sink.
Science fiction has always had a dark obsession with destroying things, and spaceships are a constant target. When not worrying about enemy ships fragging them to pieces, crews have to worry self-destruct sequences, on-board bombs, lousy construction, bad driving, and suicidal commanders who seem hell-bent on…