Two engineering students from George Mason University have built a rather unorthodox fire extinguisher. It uses a subwoofer to send sound waves powerful enough to extinguish small fires. Similar in concept to a giant smoke-ring canon, the device uses a subwoofer with a tube that has a smaller aperture opening at the end. Show More Summary
(YouTube link) You might have actually asked yourself this question before, especially after seeing Sandra Bullock propelling herself through space with a fire extinguisher in the movie Gravity. PBS Space Time attacks the problem from a science viewpoint. Show More Summary
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence local news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week. Firefighters quickly extinguished a vegetation fire that occurred on the 2100 block of Shore Line Drive on Saturday evening, Alameda Fire Capt. Jim Colburn said this weekend. A reader sent us these
The theft of what is believed to be $300 million worth of jewelry from vaults in London's Hatton Garden has been potentially linked to a fire under a road just a few streets away, that took 24 hours to extinguish and which ultimately cut out power and communications systems.
Firefighters at Zvyozdochka shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk partially flooded a nuclear-powered submarine to extinguish a blaze that started aboard the vessel.
A spokesman for the shipyard said that a fire on board a nuclear attack submarine at the Zvezdochka shipyard in northwestern Russia has been completely extinguished.
[...] why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and fire extinguishers? The Federal Communications Commission...Show More Summary
The Russian nuclear attack submarine, which caught fire earlier in the day, is to be partially submerged to completely extinguish the remainder of the fire on board, according to the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
More than 50 firefighters are trying to extinguish a blaze burning up dozens of acres of state parkland in Montgomery County.“It’s huge and we’ve still got a lot of work to do,” fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said at 7:35 p.m., more than two hours after the fire started. He said even more firefighters were on their way to the scene.Read full article >>
DETROIT (AP) -- When firefighters arrived to extinguish a house fire on Detroit's west side, it wasn't just burning wood they smelled, WJBK-TV reported ( http://bit.ly/1NJbRZb ) Saturday. "We smelled something. Then we found it... some marijuana in the house," said Battalion 4 Chief Randy Gibson. Show More Summary
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Way cool. These two young men are certified geniuses and their invention will save lives. They are using low-frequency sound in a hand-held unit to douse fire. It interrupts the
All violence is injustice. The fire of hatred and violence cannot be extinguished by adding more hatred and violence to the fire. The only antidote to violence is compassion. And what is compassion made of? It is made of understanding. Show More Summary
The fire at Pemex's Abkatun A- Permanente processing platform in the Bay of Campeche has been extinguished as the company begins to assess the damage. The post Fire Out at Pemex Processing Platform appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
The fire that broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been put out. ||| Mexico City - At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, the Mexican state-run oil company said. Show More Summary
The next time you’re facing a life-threatening fire in, say, your kitchen, you may simply shout, “where’s the drop?” George Mason University engineering seniors Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have made a fire extinguisher that works entirely using sound. Show More Summary
Using sound waves to put out fires could be the next big thing in fire fighting technology. George Mason University engineering students, Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have built a new kind of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to extinguish
George Mason University engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have discovered a way to extinguish flames with low-frequency sound.
Like a gadget from a superhero's gizmo-kit, two engineering students have invented a device to battle blazes with noise – water and toxic chemicals not required.
As anyone who’s ever started a grease fire in their kitchen knows, standing still and screaming will not – repeat, not – put it out. But two college students may have figured out a problem even DARPA couldn’t solve: turning sound into an effective fire extinguisher.