Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shrinking the inside of an explosion

Testing explosions is epic science. The most detailed studies of explosive charges have been conducted at national laboratories using a gun as big as a room to fire a flat bullet -- the flyer plate, typically 100 millimeters in diameter -- into an explosive charge inside a thick-walled chamber that contains the fierce blast. The tests require enormous facilities.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/2c6wwfl

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