100 tons of TNT, one really cool explosion shock wave

Today I learned that scientists blow up 100 tons 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 Organization sets microphones thousands of miles away to listen to low frequency waves produced by these TNT explosions. » 6/27/14 7:22pm 6/27/14 7:22pm

Terrifying slow motion video of a missile that never misses its target

No matter how fast you're driving, no matter the weather conditions, if someone fires a Brimstone missile from a MQ-9 Reaper drone and you're the target, you're dead. This slow-motion test compilation shows its terrifying precision and the destruction that follows. Just look at that shockwave moving. » 5/08/14 12:00pm 5/08/14 12:00pm

Watch the Crazy Aftermath of a Drone Crashing Next to a Florida Highway

So remember how traffic was pretty bad in Florida yesterday? You know, because of an unmanned drone unexpectedly spiraling down from the heavens and blowing up next to US 98 Highway by Tyndall Air Base? Well, there's video now—or at least of the aftermath. And they were not kidding about that smoke cloud. » 7/18/13 12:29pm 7/18/13 12:29pm

The Bomb-Proof Miracle Materials That Will Make the Future Safer

When a bomb explodes, you can't outmaneuver it; you probably can't even take cover quickly enough to protect yourself. Instead, you have to hope that there's something—anything—already in the way that can shield you from the blast. Here are five of the best future bomb-proof materials that could end up saving lives in… » 4/17/13 12:00pm 4/17/13 12:00pm

25 of the Deadliest Explosions Man Ever Made

Everybody likes to watch explosions. Come on, admit it: You like looking at enormous blasts on You Tube because they simultaneously thrill you and yet make you feel safer and more cautious in your tiny little life. OK, maybe I am projecting a little. But who cares. Whether they're the result of war, science, freak… » 1/17/13 9:00am 1/17/13 9:00am

This Is What Happens When a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Under Water

According to Pat Bradley, one of the cameramen who documented US atomic tests during the 1950s, the Wahoo and Umbrella underwater explosions were more amazing than a atmospheric nuclear explosion. Watch this stunning video and listen to him explaining his experience of living these explosions just 2.5 miles away. » 9/11/12 1:40pm 9/11/12 1:40pm