Maximize Your Firework Watching Experience at Spring Festival

Kung Hei Fat Choi, Happy Chinese New Year  (aka Spring Festival) to you! Pictures are streaming in from all over the word with images of big, bright and beautiful fireworks being set off in honor of this annual event that kicked off Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Each...

Effusive Praise for Fuse!

While most people get excited about the huge burst of sparkles that fireworks create, we get keyed up for fuse. Yes, you heard right — fuse! While not glittery, shiny or really attractive in any way to gaze at, fuse is simply the conduit for sending fire to heat...

Insect Inspired Fireworks

  The sky is filled with all types of little insects that busy about tending to their particular jobs in life. Whether pollinating flowers like butterflies, making honey like bees or illuminating the night like fireflies, flying bugs are an important part of the...

Fireworks and Flying Are a No Go

Despite the crackdowns in travel security over the last decade, some people still try to get on an airplane with their stash of fireworks – can you believe it?! While the majority of us know that you can’t get through the airline gates with even as much as 4 ounces of...

Chinese New Year Starts Today

Get ready for a barrage of fireworks, the Chinese New Year kicks off today! Perhaps the most important holiday in the Chinese culture, this event runs for more than two weeks, ending on the eve of the 15th day with the traditional “Lantern Festival.”  Over the course...