Nuclear experts say this famous photo of an apparent mushroom cloud rising above the city of Hiroshima is not what it appears to be. The towering plume is actually billowing smoke rising up from the raging firestorms that followed the explosion.
If there’s smoke... you should drink it? Cocktail Chemistry shows how you can make an ice ball full of smoke for your cocktails that once you crack open, will unleash the smoke monster. The effect is really cool, like the spirit gods are anointing your drink as worthy.
A new British report concludes that e-cigarettes are a blessing rather than a curse, arguing that the potential health benefits greatly outweigh the risks. It’s a position that runs in stark contrast to the dire warnings put out in the United States.
The Elide fire ball must be filled with magic potion because it can get thrown into any fire and put it out immediately. Watch this demo video of it as it gets tossed around and turns flame into smoke. Sorcery!
NASA’s Terris MODIS camera reveals how much black smoke is being pumped into the air because of the oil refinery fires in Libya. According to NASA, the fires were “started by attacks on oil terminals in Libya in very early January.” That’s a hell of a lot of smoke.
It’s flame retardant tinsel (which has absolutely no chance of standing up to the mighty red hot nickel ball), which probably explains why the smoke it releases looks so damn toxic. I mean, the smoke is so thick that it looks like it’s a yellow green gray sludge and not actually smoke. Inhaling one puff of that smog’s…
The lack of a working fire alarm can very literally be the difference between life and death. This map uses data visualization to highlight regions where there may be a lack of smoke detectors, to help cities ensure their citizens remain safe.
A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.
I don't really know what's going on in this video: It starts out with a group of people gathered around an object which then cuts to people fleeing the circle because mad men are lighting the object which then turns into a thick smoke monster threatening Earth and then out pops the coolest rocket thing ever,…
Talk about an ethereal subject. Pure smoke is about as intangible and unpredictable as anything you could think of putting in front of your camera. These beautifully frozen images were the result of literally thousands of attempts by photographer Thomas Herbrich.
I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames.
Ah, that's a good hit. 100 good hits, actually. Artist Wyatt Burns created a way to smoke 100 cigarettes at once with a crazy contraption and it looks, well, predictably suffocating. He lights up all the cigarettes with a torch and feeds all the smoke into a plastic bag. In his performance art piece, he basically…
Here's a fun trick for pyros (which is pretty much every human ever). As a candle poofs out and leaves a smoke trail, you can re-light it again by igniting the smoke trail. The fire burns down and hits the wick and boom, let there be light.
This is a portrait of Sir Roger Norrington created by Michael Fennel using just smoke. Not charcoal, not ashes, no fingers, no brushes—just actual smoke coming from a flame, pushing carbon particles into the air until they get stuck to the canvas.
Here's an awesome experiment you can try if you're looking for a last minute way to decorate your cubicle or house for Halloween. It's particularly great if you have one of those tiny relaxing waterfalls at your disposal, since replacing the water with cascading smoke is sure to have everyone thinking you're some…
The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke?
This is bad. And gross. And horrible. Why, why the hell would anyone smoke anything out of this alien facehugger bong?
Wood smoke evokes all kinds of wonderful things. A campfire as a kid. A pit full of coals at a great barbecue joint. The aroma is intoxicating on its own, but bottled up—and stirred into a drink—it’s indescribable. Expert barman Sother Teague showed us how a smoke infusion can give a cocktail a delicious twist.[jump]
ASAP Science does their thing again, this time explaining what happens to your brain when you smoke weed (or pot or marijuana or whatever the hell you call it). The nut of it: when you're high, whatever you think about when you're on marijuana starts to feel like the most important thought you ever had in your life.…
Creating your first craft cocktail takes a lot of trial and error, a bit of science, and a dose of creativity. Today, you're going to meet The Angry Ginger, Gizmodo's first (but certainly not our last) attempt and creating an original cocktail. We think you'll like the results.