Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Might As Well Call All His Movies Blow Up (Int'l Edition)

International -- Industrial Monitor

Might As Well Call All His Movies Blow-Up (int'l edition)

You might call him a filmmaker with explosive talent. Arun Shukla blows things up to study how they shatter. A professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Rhode Island, Shukla uses a homemade digital video camera to record these destructive fits at 200 million frames per second. How fast is this? One second of Shukla's footage, at standard movie speed, would keep you glued to your seat for three months. He's now blasting holes in Kevlar body armor and concrete bunkers for the military, wringing secrets to better designs from the way the materials react. Next? He's sticking with things that go boom: "People in forensic sciences may be interested in knowing how a pipe bomb explodes."By Petti Fong

blog comments powered by Disqus