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The Intense Shockwave of Flattening a Car into a Pancake with Explosives

The Intense Shockwave of Flattening a Car into a Pancake with Explosives

Mythbusters attempted to turn a car into a pancake with the help of 1,000 pounds of ANFO (ammonium nitrate fuel oil) and a giant steel plate which resulted in a ginormous explosion and a really spectacular shockwave. Seeing the whole thing in high speed, you can see the shockwave grow like a bubble beyond the blow up.

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February 3rd

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Jewelry Made From an Actual SR-71 Blackbird Is Cool as Hell

Any old jerk can wear a fancy ring, but how many people can say their bling was made from materials that once flew at mach 3.2+ on the famed Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane? Now that’s some provenance.

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Andrew Liszewski

February 1st

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Jewelry Made From an Actual SR-71 Blackbird Is Cool as Hell

Any old jerk can wear a fancy ring, but how many people can say their bling was made from materials that once flew at mach 3.2+ on the famed Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane? Now that’s some provenance.

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Andrew Liszewski

February 1st

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Can Physicists Prove to Engineers That 3D-Printed Metal Parts Are Safe?

There’s no denying that 3D printing is a fast and effective way to build new objects, but most engineers are taking tentative steps to its mass adoption because the results aren’t proven to be truly robust. Now, physicists hope to convince them once and for all.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 15th

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Can Physicists Prove to Engineers That 3D-Printed Metal Parts Are Safe?

There’s no denying that 3D printing is a fast and effective way to build new objects, but most engineers are taking tentative steps to its mass adoption because the results aren’t proven to be truly robust. Now, physicists hope to convince them once and for all.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 15th

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Can Physicists Prove to Engineers That 3D-Printed Metal Parts Are Safe?

There’s no denying that 3D printing is a fast and effective way to build new objects, but most engineers are taking tentative steps to its mass adoption because the results aren’t proven to be truly robust. Now, physicists hope to convince them once and for all.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 15th

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What happens when you pour molten copper into a coconut

What happens when you pour molten copper into a coconut

Turns out, the hard shell of a coconut is really, really good at trapping the heat of the molten copper! Because once you fill up the little brown ball with the molten copper, it stays hot forever and brings everything to a boil. What do you get left with once it all cools down? This donut shaped lug of copper.

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December 24th

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New Magnesium Composite Has ‘Record Breaking’ Strength-to-Weight Ratio

Researchers from UCLA have created a new kind of metal composite made from magnesium infused with silicon carbide nanoparticles, and it’s both lightweight and super-strong.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 24th

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New Magnesium Composite Has ‘Record Breaking’ Strength-to-Weight Ratio

Researchers from UCLA have created a new kind of metal composite made from magnesium infused with silicon carbide nanoparticles, and it’s both lightweight and super-strong.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 24th

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Making the real life version of Katniss’ bow from The Hunger Games is impressive

Making the real life version of Katniss' bow from The Hunger Games is impressive

No one can bring weapons from fictional worlds into real life as well as the crew from Man At Arms: Reforged. The blacksmiths are just too good at what they do. This episode of the making of Katniss’ bow from The Hunger Games is especially cool because you get to see a big block of aluminum that weighs 19 pounds get milled and carved down into the perfect shape of the bow handle.

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November 17th

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