There’s been some confusion over the size of today’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 honor goes to the Russians — and you can partly blame our stupid system of measurement for the mistake.
Looking for a faster way to call the cops to your neighborhood than 9-1-1? 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 show but without all the eye candy.
It’s that time of year again, when you find yourself driving furiously across state lines because your puritanical lawmakers don’t want you sparking up some Black Cats in your backyard. Before you go, check this list of the fireworks that are allowed near you.
This past Christmas eve, one industrious young man decided to use the empty streets and twinkling lights to his advantage for a round of some good, old fashioned ATM blasting. It did not go well.
TSA lines are the very definition of a "necessary evil." Everyone hates the long waits and the awkward disrobing dances as you rid yourself of all your shoes, smartphones, metal, etc. Yet, we're eternally grateful when crazy people with samurai swords don't fly coach. Now, a new breakthrough in nanotechnology could…
The 4th of July is tomorrow, and we all know what that means: The casual and festive use of explosives. Well, that is if you live in (or near?) one of the 42 states where that sort of thing is allowed. If you're unsure whether you live in party town or under a wet blanket, this map can help you out.
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.
If you've been hunting for the perfect Thanksgiving 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…
When you're too old to go collect candy, and don't have any kids to go on your behalf, Halloween stops being as fun as it was when you were young. But don't worry—there are still plenty of ways to bring a little grownup fun back to October 31. For example, carving a pumpkin is considerably more awesome when you add…
Now I wish I had the genius and brass ones to think of this at a college party. The guys at RatedRR tapped a beer keg with detonation cord at varying lengths: 5 feet, 15 feet and 80 feet. As you can imagine, 80 feet of det cord is an amazing sight to see. The fireworks that an exploding keg can bring is only topped…
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.
Because my imagination is trapped within the confines of my human pea brain, I always giggle to myself when I see dogs sniff anything and everything they run into. But dogs have 50 times more olfactory cells than we do! Of course they would put it to good use. And of course our human pea brains would put a dog's nose…
Just when you thought you were free of airport security checkpoints once you reached your gate, Hitachi wants to make that the last line of defence for explosives detection. Working with the Nippon Signal Company and the University of Yamanashi it's developed a high-speed gate detector that gives one last sniff for…
With tensions between Iran and the West rapidly rising over the nation's secretive nuclear technology developments, both sides are rattling their sabers.
Glasgow's Red Road tower block housing complex was constructed by the Glasgow Housing Associating (GHA) between 1964 and 1969, with the intention of providing a modern housing community for a whopping 5000 residents.
High in the Rocky Mountains, in Denver, Colorado, a group of ill-fated cows wandered through a snow storm and took shelter in an old ranger cabin. The cows died in that cabin, frozen solid, never again to see the light of day.
Police have arrested a man who was allegedly in the process of building pipe bombs which he intended to use to kill elected officials, government workers, and returning military personnel. Don't worry, everybody, the world is still full of assholes.
When properly designed, explosives detection sensors are really expensive. But researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a cheap, ammonia-detecting sensor that can be manufactured with an inkjet printer and some paper.
In their efforts to develop high-energy rocket fuel during Vietnam, researchers found the fuel they'd created was a little too powerful, consistently destroying the rockets they powered. After some refinement, the researchers dubbed it Astrolite—the air-scatterable liquid land mine.