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Tag: Explosion

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded During Liftoff

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded During Liftoff
Late last week, I talked a bit about SpaceX and why it was trying to land the first stage of its rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific. SpaceX planned the third attempt at landing…

This DIY Propane Rifle Is Explosive

This DIY Propane Rifle Is Explosive
The Backyard Scientist’s propane rifle looks super cool when it fires. The spark and the propane going through the tubing create a neat effect, making it look like a sci-fi rifle. It is mesmerizing. It is…
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What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter

What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter
Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to put things in the microwave that don’t belong in there. But that doesn’t stop the curious minds of people like us from wanting to see what happens to…

Self-destructing Laptop Hack: Recovery Impossible

Self-destructing Laptop Hack: Recovery Impossible
Growing up, Hack A Day’s Caleb Kraft loved the James Bond movies. But he didn’t idolize 007. Kraft looked up to the guy who provided Bond with high tech and fortuitously plot-relevant gizmos: the Quartermaster, aka…

Mini Cannon Opens a Bottle of Beer with a Boom

Mini Cannon Opens a Bottle of Beer with a Boom
You don’t need huge weapons to make impressive explosions. Take this Pocket Artillery mini cannon for example. It’s tiny and armed only with a BB, but when it shoots a bottle of Corona, the results are…

Never Drop a Firecracker Down a Manhole

Never Drop a Firecracker Down a Manhole
People all over the world do either crazy stuff or get into stupid messes because of carelessness. One recent incident of stupidity was when this man dropped a firecracker down a manhole in front of his…

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons
I have tried my hand at flying remote control helicopters a few times. Once the copter flew away never to be seen again. I suspect this was a response to seeing how poorly I landed my…

LEGO Spraycan Explosion: All Sorts of Awesomeness

LEGO Spraycan Explosion: All Sorts of Awesomeness
Man, LEGOs are amazing. I’m always surprised at what hardcore LEGO enthusiasts can create with a few bricks. It definitely makes you want to get those old bricks out from the closet and see what you…

Beautiful Xbox 360 Explosions: Cool but Why?

Beautiful Xbox 360 Explosions: Cool but Why?
While I do see the photographic beauty in these exploding Xbox 360 consoles, just like the Apple products that were shot, I wonder if his is just a colossal waste. Admittedly, it makes a bold statement.…

Blown Up Cooling Tower Falls Wrong Way and Gets Caught on Video

Blown Up Cooling Tower Falls Wrong Way and Gets Caught on Video
Yep, somebody is gonna get fired over this. Anytime you combine explosives and something that stands 275-feet in the air, you get my attention. If you have never been to see a building get demolished by…

Anvil Launching: It’S Exactly What It Sounds Like

Anvil Launching: It’S Exactly What It Sounds Like
The man pictured below is Gay Wilkinson. What on Earth could he be doing? Well, let’s look at what we have here: two anvils, a fuse connected to lots of gunpowder, and a man who knows…

Explosive Fun With Boom Bot 2

Explosive Fun With Boom Bot 2
Remember high school Physics? Me neither. But I bet if teachers used Boom Bots to teach us Newton’s Laws of Motion, our classes would have been much more memorable. I’d still forget the lessons though. The…

Another Powerbook Bites the Dust…

Another Powerbook Bites the Dust…
Not that this is the first time we’ve heard of a laptop exploding due to defective LI-ION battery, but this is one of the more spectacular examples of devastation we’ve seen. Clearly, leaving your laptop on…
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