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Published on Apr 3, 2012
Slow motion footage of a briefcase bomb explosion generated by 2 oz (57 grams) of military plasticized explosive. This demonstration was created by the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico Tech and shot at 3300 frames per second. 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...