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Published on Apr 4, 2012
A wooden dummy "suicide bomber" wears a vest packed with C4 (plastic) explosives and bolts that double as projectiles. This demonstration was created by the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico Tech. For more, watch NOVA's "Hunting the Elements," (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/...) premiering Wednesday, April 4 at 9 p.m. on most PBS stations. Read more about the science of explosions and shock waves on Inside NOVA at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/insideno...