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Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared?

Late last Friday a terrible week that began with the bombing of the Boston Marathon came to a satisfying, if somber, conclusion. The last alleged perpetrator of the horrific events at the marathon and MIT was arrested after a most dangerous game of hide and seek.To help bring Dzhokhar Tsarneav to justice, officials took advantage of what is usually invisible to us—heat.Photos (and videos) like these highlight just how far detective technology has come...

April 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Sciences

What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal About The Waco Explosion

On Wednesday night a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, caught fire and exploded. The violent rupture shook the earth for miles around (the explosion was picked up by seismographs in Oklahoma), set fire to the surroundings, and collapsed nearby buildings.Tragically, as you might suspect with an explosion this size, there are many suspected fatalities and hundreds have been admitted to area hospitals.As chilling pictures like these rolled in, the comparison to an atomic mushroom cloud by the media was immediate...

April 18, 2013 — Kyle Hill
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