Destroying a xbox with THERMITE! – Pictures

Myles xbox 360 gave him the red ring of death so he decided to take revenge on it using 1.5kg of thermite. Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide that produces an exothermic oxidation-reduction reaction. When aluminium is the reducing agent it is called an aluminothermic reaction. This reaction is extremely dangerous and Myles advise that you not to repeat it. Missing Safety Glasses Every effort was put into safety (fire extinguishers, flame retardant clothing, isolated location etc.) so some of you may be wondering where Myles safety glasses are. He was so excited about the reaction that he stupidly left them in myhis lab coat pocket and did not realise until after the reaction was complete. He apologizes for this is a stupid mistake and doesn't plan on repeating this mistake.

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About Myles Power (449 Articles)
For those of you who are just tuning in, my name is Myles Power and I run the educational YouTube channel powerm1985. I am originally from a small town in the North East of England called Middlesbrough, but have spend a large potion of my adult life living in Manchester. I am a chemist who is is currently working in industry, but what little free time I have I spend sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest and angry rants at pseudoscience opponents. I studied chemistry specialising in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester and Toronto. Later in my career, I moved more towards bio-chemistry and worked on projects including the synthesising various nucleic acid analogues for non-enzymatic transcription and controlling gene expression using a mutant riboswitch. I have over 7 years of experience working in a research lab, which has given me the skills I need to research and debunk virus psuedoscience theories. Some of the theories I have discussed on my YouTube channel including AIDS denialists, 911 truthers, the anti-vaccination movement and homeopathy to name a few. I also am one of the founding members of the podcast The League of Nerds which I co-host with James from The History of Infection.

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