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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.

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Your most rugged pair of blue jeans can't hold a candle to the cutting-edge blast-resistant clothing and technology. Sure, these fabrics are tough, but can they diffuse bomb blasts?


How Cruise Missiles Work

 How Cruise Missiles Work

A fascinating article that describes how cruise missiles work and explores some of their advanced technology! See more »

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 »