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    I wonder if the GPS got the guy lost and he just said the heck with it and exploded it anyway.
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    Among New Mexico Tech's in Socorro specialties is high explosives (https://www.nmt.edu/academics/mecheng/graduate-1.php). They have campus off the highway on the way to Magdelena, (which btw is on the way to the VLA radiotelescope a worthy visit). There they conducted multiple tests of IED in various autos in order to develop a signature library.
    Chemists study to make drugs or to make explosives. Yeehaw.

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    So some useful stuff is taught in university then?

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    abandoned city block ? looks more like a war zone

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    like Mariupol in Ukraine, see
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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    So some useful stuff is taught in university then?
    Yep, we have an explosives lab on campus, with some interesting vent arrangements should something go bang, though historically most such labs have been damaged by simple arithmetic errors leading to larger and/or more unstable mixtures going bang. Our lab is currently in use as an office as the chemist who it was built for was forced to resign having offended the head of the art department in the Universities Health and Safety committee meeting he was chairing, following yet another preventable INCIDENT (not an accident) involving lifting equipment and the departments poor management. I also know some of the team who work at Porton Down's EX-PADs where new explosives and related work are tested.

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    we have the (was) Centrica test facility just down the road from us https://www.dnv.com/oilgas/laborator...spadeadam.html. I went to an interesting talk on the work they do and how the site came about. Strange thing is not a great deal of explosive testing took place on civilian explosions until the early 80s. Piper Alpha rig disaster was what triggered it. The research went into why the explosions propagated the way they did and how such explosions could be contained or diverted in future disasters in order to provide safe refuge for the rig workers. Their research led to both open space and diverted/segmented space investigations. an explosion traveling through an open space dissipates quite easily with very little force behind it. Put a few sections of 4" pipe and some bends and bracketry in there and the explosions increased in magnitude. The range is currently testing a new form of natural gas for use in homes which is alleged to be greener and the use of hydrogen gas for heating homes. there particular experience being in finding the risk factors involved in explosions within the domestic fuel supply network and within the home. From what i gleaned from the talk the last documented research was linked to the H bomb and the military use of explosives during the cold war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    So some useful stuff is taught in university then?
    https://nmt.edu/gradstudies/docs/NMT_grad_brochure.pdf

    Take a look at the graduate programs brochure above. They're deeply involved in mining engineering, which involves the judicious use of explosives. For TV fans, many of the myth Busters episodes were filmed there using the rocket sled among other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbourjaily View Post
    Among New Mexico Tech's in Socorro specialties is high explosives (https://www.nmt.edu/academics/mecheng/graduate-1.php). They have campus off the highway on the way to Magdelena, (which btw is on the way to the VLA radiotelescope a worthy visit). There they conducted multiple tests of IED in various autos in order to develop a signature library.
    Chemists study to make drugs or to make explosives. Yeehaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    So some useful stuff is taught in university then?
    I was being factitious. Of course their is, all of the STEMM subjects. If anyone wonders about the extra 'M' I consider music to be a Trade, a calling and a passion. I'm unfortunately not gifted but know those that are and when it comes to orchestra musicians have to study incredibly hard for many, many years to be accepted. My life is easier for their work.

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