The Science Of Fireworks

Fireworks, the science of

Fireworks are fun and cool but do you know the science behind it? And did you also know that you have to thank photography for those deafening booms. Professor Chris Bishop explains the origin of fireworks and the science of fireworks: from being a mixture of honey, sulfur and saltpeter in China in 900 AD, to being refined by a kitchen accident in the 19th century, to the modern day marvels they are in our times.

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