Blowing Stuff Up! For SCIENCE!!!

7 Nov 2011science

via the MIT Technology Review Physics arXiv Blog

Everything’s better in slow-motion, right? And everything’s even more betterer in super-slow-slow-slow slow-mo, am I right? (You know I’m right.) It turns out that if you have a high-speed (10,000 fps!) camera and a pile of C4 explosive, you can make some pretty cool movies. You can read about it here.

Particle jets

On a less explodey note, two other vids from this year’s Gallery are also pretty outstanding:

Bouncing balls

Bouncing balls on water!

Freezing drop

Freezey trees!