Tag: Explosion

Electrical Fire Lights Up New York Sky With Eerie Blue Glow

A transformer explosion at a Con Edison substation lit up the New York sky with a strange blue light. Social media users took to Twitter to post videos of the event, suggesting it could be an alien invasion.

Viral December 29, 2018

Smartphone Catches Fire, Kills Cradle Fund CEO In His Home In Malaysia

A man died in his home in Malaysia after his smartphone had exploded while charging. The man reportedly had a BlackBerry and a Huawei phone, and it's unclear which one caught fire.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2018

Fidget Spinners On Fire, And We Mean That Literally: Electronic Versions Explode While Charging

The popularity of fidget spinners have caught fire over the past few months, but unfortunately, so have the toys themselves. In two separate incidents, electronic fidget spinners burst into flames while they were charging.

Gadgets June 30, 2017

Binary Star System Predicted To Merge, Explode In 5 Years

Researchers have predicted that the twin stars of KIC 9832227 will merge and then explode, resulting in a bright star. The event is predicted to occur 2022.

Space January 7, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Catches Fire On User's Night Stand: Exploding Issue Not Yet Over?

Yet another case of an exploding handset has surfaced online. This time, it’s not the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 but the S6 edge, one of its previous flagships. Could the fiasco continue for the embattled electronics company?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2016

Should Samsung Just Discontinue The Galaxy Note 7?

The Galaxy Note 7 has turned out to be a huge problem for Samsung, one that will not go away any time soon. Because of this, Samsung should simply call it quits before serious damage is taken by the brand.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 7, 2016

iPhone 7s Are Not Exploding Just Like The Note 7, And Probably Won’t Be Recalled

Despite a post from Reddit alleging that an iPhone 7 Plus exploded, this appears to be an isolated incident, making it unlikely that Apple will recall the new smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 30, 2016

Helium Tank Breach Likely Triggered Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion: SpaceX

SpaceX's recent Falcon 9 rocket explosion may have been triggered by a large breach in the vehicle's helium system, investigations revealed. The incident is not connected to last year's explosion, the company said.

Space September 23, 2016

FAA May Get The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned On Planes Over Battery Concerns

The FAA is looking into banning Galaxy Note 7s from being carried on domestic and international flights to and from the United States. The measure would mimic the regulator’s ban on exploding hoverboards last year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 7, 2016

Explosion Of Nearby Massive Star As Powerful As Detonation Of 100 Million Suns

Experts found that a nearby massive star exploded at a rate as powerful as 100 million suns. The study paves the way for information about how supernova explodes and dies in general.

Space April 29, 2016

National Zoo Set To Reopen Following Chemical Explosion Scare

A section of the National Zoo closed on March 17 following a chemical explosion. The fire department cleared the area and said it can reopen on March 18.

Society March 18, 2016

Dust Grains From Ancient Stellar Explosions Billions Of Years Ago May Unveil Secrets Of Our Galaxy

If you could hold pieces of stars on your palm, what would you do? Scientists in Michigan are investigating dust grains believed to be from stellar explosions that occurred before the birth of the sun.

Space March 9, 2016

Man Suffers Second-Degree Burns After E-Cigarette Battery Explodes

New incidents of exploding e-cigarettes and/or their lithium batteries left two men with severe burns. Shoddy manufacturing had been identified as a likely culprit behind the risks and dangers of vaping.

Life January 28, 2016

Hoverboard For Christmas? Think Again: Thousands Impounded Due To Explosion Risk

About 15,000 hoverboards have been impounded across the United Kingdom for failing basic safety standards. The personal transportation devices that were detained could explode and burst into flames.

Gadgets December 6, 2015

E-cigarette Battery Explodes In Man's Pocket, Leaving Him With Horrific Burns

A 35-year old man from Devon suffered serious burns on his leg after his e-cigarette battery exploded inside his pocket. He urges users to be extra careful when handling e-cigarettes.

Life November 28, 2015

How Does A Balloon Pop? Researchers Say It Depends

For the first time, French physicists capture on video the process by which a balloon bursts or is popped.

November 3, 2015

Congress Wants NASA To Look Deeper Into SpaceX Rocket Crash

Congress is concerned about discrepencies at NASA, asking the agency to investigate the explosion involving SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket just as it has for previous incidents.

Space August 8, 2015

Rhode Island Beach Evacuated By Authorities Following Unexplained Explosion

People were evacuated from a beach in Rhode Island after an explosion occurred. One woman was injured, but the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Society July 12, 2015

Kilauea Crater Wall Collapses, Triggering Explosion Of Lava Lake

The collapse of a crater wall triggered an explosion in a lava lake at the Kilauea Vocano. What is happening at this highly active volcano in Hawaii?

Animals May 4, 2015

Scientific studies that went up in the fireball: Antares experiments

As an Antares rocket exploded, a large cargo of scientific payloads were also destroyed. What scientific studies were headed to the International Space Station?

Space October 29, 2014

Antares rocket's explosion, Russia's success: What was lost in the destruction?

An Antares rocket exploded last night as it was launching a Cygnus cargo supply shuttle towards the ISS. Meanwhile Russia launched a successful cargo ship up to the space station this morning.

Space October 29, 2014

Astronomers capture stellar fireball of a nova

Astronomers observe a stellar fireball in the nova of a star called Nova Delphinus 2013. It is 14,800 light years from the sun, which means that the explosion occurred about 15,000 years ago.

Space October 28, 2014

Hypersonic U.S. Army weapon destroyed right after launch

Weapon meant to strike anywhere on Earth at hypersonic speeds destroyed after detection of launch malfunction. Weapon was being launched at Alaskan test site.

Space August 26, 2014

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