The Army's Developing a Crash Test Dummy to Measure Explosive Shockwaves

The automotive industry has developed some of the most sophisticated crash test dummies in the world for testing and improving a vehicle’s ability to protect its passengers in the event of an accident. However, when that vehicle is designed to protect its passengers from explosions, the U.S. Military decided it needed… » 4/13/15 9:25am 4/13/15 9:25am

10 of the craziest nuclear bomb explosions in movie history

There have been over 2,000 nuclear explosions in real life but if we believe the movies, it seems like every other action movie drops one in for added color. And I totally get it. I hope to never see a nuclear bomb go off in person but I wouldn't mind seeing more explosive mushroom cloud visuals in my movies. They… » 3/31/15 2:32pm 3/31/15 2:32pm

Rare video captures volcanic lightning from an exploding volcano

Volcanic lightning is one of those crazy, Old Testament-type phenomenons that makes you think that maybe hell is hidden under Earth. We've seen crazy photos before but here it's captured on video by Marc Szeglat. He was chasing down the Sakurajima volcano as it was erupting in Japan and got this awesome footage. » 3/17/15 12:41am 3/17/15 12:41am

Incredible aerial view of Chinese New Year's fireworks over Beijing

Apparently, July 4th ain't got nothing on Chinese New Year in Beijing. This video was recorded on an airplane that was landing in Beijing at midnight of Chinese New Year and it shows all the fireworks going off at once across the city. It looks like every corner is firing off explosions at the same time. » 2/24/15 10:31pm 2/24/15 10:31pm

Oil Refinery Explodes in California; Blade Runner Flashbacks Ensue

It's raining down ash in Southern California, after an Exxon Mobil oil refinery exploded. The blast nearly leveled a processing unit and left four contractors with minor injuries. The local Torrance Fire Department says gasoline is to blame. Meanwhile, the aftermath looks like a scene from Blade Runner. » 2/18/15 6:55pm 2/18/15 6:55pm

High-Speed Cameras Reveal Why Sodium Explodes in Water

You remember the sodium demo from chemistry class: Just a small chunk of the pure metal dropped into water causes a great big flash and bang. You might even remember your chemistry teacher's explanation for why. But there's always been a missing piece of the puzzle, which scientists have finally figured out using… » 1/27/15 1:20pm 1/27/15 1:20pm

Video: Here's what happens when a fireworks factory explodes 

That is one hell of a boom. Which makes sense since it's an explosion of a factory of things that go boom. The explosion occurred in Colombia and injured two people. The initial blast knocked the cameraman over and the ensuing fireworks kept shooting out for a solid minute after that. It's pretty nuts. » 1/05/15 11:58pm 1/05/15 11:58pm

This NSFW trailer for a TV show might be the most ridiculous thing

Workaholics is a funny TV show about slacker college friends who happen to be roommates who also happen to be co-workers and the hijinks they get into. Workaholics is not a show about guns and explosions and shootouts and strippers. But guess what the trailer for Season 5 is about? Yep. Guns and strippers. » 12/11/14 8:45pm 12/11/14 8:45pm

The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way NASA Decides When to Blow Up a Rocket

When the Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday night, NASA was able to account for all its employees very quickly after the failure thanks to a clearly very well-practiced protocol. The launch gave us a peek into the processes that dictate every rocket launch, and one of them was particularly… » 10/30/14 5:15pm 10/30/14 5:15pm

This might be the most fun you can have with a Nerf gun

A Nerf gun is never not fun. If you see one of those laying around anywhere, at a toy store, in the office, in a kid's bedroom, in your dreams, you have to pick it up and get goofy with it. So how can you have more fun with something our DNA says is never not fun? By adding explosions like mad genius Colin Furze. » 9/08/14 10:04pm 9/08/14 10:04pm

Watch This Russian Rocket Explode Resulting In A Massive Shockwave

From Foxtrot Alpha: A Proton-M rocket carrying a GLONASS satellite exploded just after leaving the launch pad last summer, and it was chock full of rocket fuel. The shock-wave from the blast is made incredibly clear some ten seconds after the flailing rocket detonates in a huge fireball. » 8/23/14 3:36pm 8/23/14 3:36pm