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Scientists are working to create more environmentally sensitive pyrotechnics . Their research may have far reaching applications. Many military missiles and flares share a similar chemical make-up to fireworks. By adjusting the formula, scientists hope to reduce the amount of perchlorate involved in each reaction.

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JGordon says:

Ironic, considering how I've been working to make my fireworks even dirtier. My research has mainly focused around tying bags of dirt and old thermometers to bottle rockets.

So what's perchlorate? And how can I get more of it into my fireworks?

posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 3:12pm

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