Fire bubbles! That’s what happens when burning hot liquid magma hits water. National Geographic writes that, “Scientists are trying to determine the potential dangerous effects of introducing water into a pressurized pocket of magma underground.”
Here’s beautiful footage of lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The hot red burning orange lava oozes its way across the ground and basically swallows everything in its path in a fiery inevitability. It’s quite mesmerizing to see from up close.
It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way my imagination tries to spin it, the reality is that it looks awesome. And the reality is that it’s drone footage from Iceland of flowing lava from a volcano that…
Pixar’s geological love story Lava isn’t just meant to evoke the tropical islands of Hawaii; it’s actually inspired by a real underwater volcano off the coast of the Big Island. We spoke to the short film’s director and learned about the real geology simmering beneath Lava.
Whenever I see an epic volcano explosion, such as this one of Volcano Calbuco in Chile exploding for the first time in 40 years, from the comforts of my own home through a glorious time lapse video shot in 4K, I can’t help but wonder about a time without video cameras and the Internet and cities and light pollution…
Last week, along with other members of the press, we were invited to Pixar to watch the studio's latest short, Lava, and the first hour of the new feature Inside Out. We were delighted with what we saw: an incredibly ambitious film that maintain's Pixar's emotional core while introducing us to some fascinating ideas.
This is the most terrifying thing I've seen in a long time. Like, monsters are real and the apocalypse is nigh terrifying. And yet I can't look away because the footage of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is so stunning that I can smell my fear burning as the molten lava rock starts taking over the Earth.
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.
Will intergalactic visitors prove a boon to supporters of Hawaii's independence movement? Sovereignty group Lawful Hawaiian Government hopes so ... and they've constructed a UFO landing pad and "Star Visitor Center" on a rocky Big Island lava field, to welcome alien guests.
Once lava from an erupted volcano starts moving, it tends to keep moving that way, regardless of what we want. But Hawaiian researchers have figured out some ways to redirect a lava stream away from you or your property — even if the eruption goes on for several months.
Definitely don't try this at home (or if you happen across a volcanic vent), but if you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed down on hot lava, this video is a must-watch. It's a great lesson in how the reality of lava differs from the way many people think of the substance.
Don't try this at home (if your home somehow has lava?). But this video shows what happens when you step in lava that's burning anywhere from 1292 to 2192 degrees Fahrenheit. You don't exactly sink in and become engulfed in the molten burning red liquid, you sink a little bit and then catch fire.
A video on street harassment sparks an online debate. Fiery lava is slowly encroaching upon a town in Hawaii. And winning the World Series is always a great excuse to burn down a neighborhood. It's a hot list in this week's What's Ruining Our Cities.
"Lava" is the Disney Pixar short that will premiere before the feature-length movie Inside Out next summer. Judging by this first sneak peek, it's going to be absolutely adorable.
Our hearts have forever been melted by the giant singing volcano from Pixar's new short, Lava. This is but a mere glimpse, but we're already charmed.
A third challenger has appeared in the perennial throwdown between gas and charcoal grilling: Freaking LAVA.
What have you grilled on this summer? A propane burner? A charcoal fire? Maybe even a fire pit? How about A RIVER OF LAVA? That's exactly how the gastronomical adventurers at Bompas & Parr recently cooked up two huge steaks—and then they used lightning.