Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Engineer Kevin Fleming's Development Could Cut Down Homemade Bombs

 - Apr 25, 2013
References: & theverge
Responding to an open call from the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), which is part of the US Department of Defense, for ideas on neutralizing ammonium nitrate, engineer Kevin Fleming made a huge discovery. By adding iron sulfate, the inherent properties of ammonium sulfate can be stabilized.

This news comes on the heels of the massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, which claimed at least 14 lives. With the help of Kevin Fleming, a Sandia National Laboratories researcher, not only can events like these be prevented, but it can also affect the number of homemade bombs created around the world. The Verge reports that 65 percent of the 16,300 homemade bombs found in Afganistan used ammonium nitrate.