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Flex-2 Micro-Gravity Fire, NASA Experiments with Combustion in Space…

NASA continues to play with fire in space as a part of their Flex (Flame Extinguishment) experiments. The latest Flex-2 combustion experiment has produced some incredible findings, and amazing videos.

Installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009 the experiments hope to improve our knowledge of how different liquids burn in zero gravity environments. Eventually leading to more efficient and cleaner burning rocket engines.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence that NASA loves to play with fire, a video capturing the amazing effects of setting things alight in space. Sit back, relax and please don’t try this at home where gravity is plentiful.

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Slow Motion Spectacular: Aluminium Powder Ignites in the Lab…

YouTube scientists Periodic Table of Videos have this week released a spectacular slow motion video, ‘Aluminium Powder Ignites’. A video that captures aluminium powder as it explodes, the moment it converts from powder to pure energy in the blink of an eye.

With slow motion cameras at the ready the aluminium powder is introduced to a Bunsen burners flame, resulting in a very energetic reaction.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the slow motion video that celebrates Aluminium Week by blowing some up. Sit back, relax and enjoy this spectacular chemical reaction.

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The Pyro Board, Audio and Fire Mixed at Just the Right Ratio…

The Pyro Board is audio on fire, burning flammable gas to any beat supplied. An incredible fusion of music mixed with the flames of combustion. Real fire really is the greatest music visualization.

Developed by Rubens Tube enthusiasts Fysokshow the hypnotic flames of the Pyro Board dance to the beat of pressure changes caused by sound waves. The sound waves are transmitted through the flammable gas that is being fed into the 2,500 burners on top of the Pyro Board. The resulting pressure patterns in the flowing gas cause the flames to react, changing to the beat or tone sent through the gas.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the visually stunning and most incredible Pyro Board. Keep the volume down for the first half of each clip, the squeal could pop an ear drum. Sit back, relax and remember not to try this at home, fire is always trying to kill us.

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