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US drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

The US military on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat, targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. The...

Boom: The Evolution of Explosives

The first explosives were crude clay containers containing black powder, with some form of rudimentary ignition mechanism, like that of a burning match. Black...

Better bomb-sniffing technology

University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing...

Sandia Offers Non-explosive Fertilizer Formula

A Sandia engineer who trained U.S. soldiers to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has developed a fertilizer that helps plants grow but can’t detonate...

Artificial quake detected in North Korea

North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test Tuesday in a striking act of defiance that, now confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from...

Rebels claim deadly bomb attack on Syria top brass

Rebels claimed a bomb attack which struck at the heart of Syria's senior command, killing at least three of President Bashar al-Assad's top brass...

WWII bombs defused after 45,000 evacuated in German city

Bomb disposal experts on Sunday defused two World War II bombs after the evacuation of about 45,000 people from their homes in the western...

US, Kyrgyz officials participate in joint exercise

Emergency responders from the Kyrgyz Ministries of Emergency Services, Interior and Defense participated in a joint explosive ordnance disposal and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear...

Explosive Ordnance Disposal techs show Congress bomb disposal tools

More than a dozen Soldiers showcased explosive ordnance disposal equipment on Capitol Hill, Nov. 17, as part of an "inaugural event" for the recently...

Weighing in at 30,000 pounds, a new bomb for US

The US Air Force has a new 30,000-pound bomb in its arsenal designed to penetrate targets buried deep underground, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Air...