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Get the science behind the inner workings of bombs, missiles and handheld weapons, including grenades. Learn how they work and how they are used to inflict maximum damage.

How Sidewinder Missiles Work

A Sidewinder missile weaves through the air toward an enemy target as if it has a mind of its own -- and in a way, it does. High-tech "smart weapons" take most of the guess work out of hitting a target. Find out how Sidewinders seek and destroy.

Why does fertilizer explode?

Why does fertilizer explode?

Fertilizer is very helpful to the agricultural industry, but does it also pose a hazard? Does fertilizer explode a lot? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »