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The Science behind Science Pants: Explosives!

Our Explosives Collection features images of white powders that would look mundane to the naked eye, but when visualized using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), become beautiful!  PLM is a way to observe both the optical and physical properties of crystals. This technique, also called polarizing microscopy, is used in many fields, including identifying suspicious white powders in forensic investigations, characterizing minerals in geology, and evaluating cartilage structure in medical applications. Diagram of a PLM setup, from Zeiss, a leading microscope company Happily, PLM also creates beautiful images of substances that are uninspiring to the naked eye! We used PLM images of various components of organic explosives to create our flagship line of Science Pants. Science Pants let you flaunt explosives like ammonium nitrate...

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