The first use of my new camera was of fireworks. This one reminded me of a z-machine. [link]
Just read the article. This thing produces 290 Terawatts of power for a few seconds. Thats 29,000,000,000,000 watts. The Z-Machine can propel small metal plates at 34 km/SECOND and the plasma produced is hotter than 3.6 billion degrees F. I am a sucker for nerdy stuff like this.