The Invention of Nitroglycerin

Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero developed nitroglycerin, Continue reading

Alfred Nobel Provides Dynamite Demonstration

Alfred Nobel demonstrated detonating a stable amount of nitroglycerin-based explosive to test Continue reading

Alfred Nobel Invents Blasting Caps

Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist invented blasting caps in 1865 Continue reading

Tunnel Linking France and Switzerland

A 7 km mountain tunnel linking France and Switzerland under Mount Cenis in the Alps was completed in December 1870. Continue reading