A Unified Mechanism for Explosions (3 of 3) (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Turbulence-driven spontaneous shock formation in a thermonuclear flame. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the 1 Nov. issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by A.Y. Poludnenko at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, and colleagues was titled, "A unified mechanism for unconfined deflagration-to-detonation transition in terrestrial chemical systems and type Ia supernovae." Credit [Credit: Alexei Y. Poludnenko, Jessica Chambers, Kareem Ahmed, Vadim N. Gamezo, Brian D. Taylor, Rendering by the U.S. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program Data Analysis and Assessment Center] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.