New Nanotech Sensors Could Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out of a Job

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… » 7/22/14 12:31pm 7/22/14 12:31pm

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. » 5/29/14 7:52pm 5/29/14 7:52pm

Explosive Pyrotechnic Pie Is Dangerous For More Than Just Your Diet

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… » 11/28/13 10:30am 11/28/13 10:30am

Homemade Explosives Are the Most Satisfying Way To Carve a Pumpkin

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… » 10/23/13 4:20pm 10/23/13 4:20pm

Blowing Up Beer Kegs with Detonating Cords Is an Explosive Party

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 by… » 8/26/13 11:00pm 8/26/13 11:00pm

How Dogs Become Awesome Bomb Sniffing Dogs

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… » 7/09/13 10:00pm 7/09/13 10:00pm

What If Your Boarding Gate Doubled As a Bomb Detector?

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… » 10/03/12 4:00pm 10/03/12 4:00pm