Exploring the science behind demolition projects • Earth.com

Exploring the science behind demolition projects


Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society provides new insight into the art of blowing things up. The experts describe the delicate balance of engineering and science that makes a demolition project successful.

“How do you demolish a massive building in the middle of a populated city in a matter of seconds … safely? Counterintuitively, you do it with explosives,” reports ESA.

“We explore how chemistry, engineering and more than a little artistry come together to safely bring down massive structures.”

Video Credit: American Chemical Society 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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