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Watch second SpaceX landing attempt also end in explosion

Early video showed a relatively soft landing for the Falcon 9 rocket before it reportedly tipped over. But that second landing was not so soft, a new video shows.

By April 16, 2015

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Four NASA spacecraft search for secrets of magnetic explosions

A phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection releases crazy amounts of energy around our planet. NASA now has a way to study it in more detail than ever.

By March 13, 2015

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Get to know the science behind Michael Bay's movie explosions

Ever wondered how directors like Michael Bay bring such powerful explosions to the screen? The American Chemical Society breaks down the pyrotechnic science fueling Hollywood's mega-booms.

By February 17, 2015

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Ice fishing with fireworks gets explosive results

Watch what happens when Nils Bremer shoots off fireworks under the icy surface of a frozen lake in Sweden. Then, obviously, don't try this at home.

By January 16, 2015

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​Drone goes inside fireworks for 360-degree explosions

Thanks to a specially kitted-out drone you can now see one of the world's biggest fireworks displays from a new angle, getting in amongst the explosions without singeing your eyebrows.

By January 8, 2015

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Feel the Antares rocket explosion in close-up, lens-shattering footage

New video footage from October's accidental explosion of an Antares rocket shows the intense force felt at the launch pad.

By November 24, 2014

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Engine failure suspected in explosion of unmanned rocket

Company tasked with resupplying the International Space Station says it may replace the decades-old, Soviet-made engines for future launches.

By November 5, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

The Antares rocket barely lifted off before "disassembling" and exploding just above its launchpad...but while it can feel truly disheartening, we try to remind ourselves space travel is tough, and failure is a natural part of the scientific process.

By October 29, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

On today's show, we talk about the Antares rocket incident, how scientists might use hydrogel to create artificial facial muscles in robots, and a ferrofluid art exhibit that's desperate for your attention.

By October 29, 2014

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Slo-mo video of match being lit looks like nuclear explosion

A special photographic technique turns a match strike into a dazzling 37 seconds of "who knew?"

By October 16, 2014