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Putting out Fires with a Dubstep Drop

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

Could You Fart Your Way to the Moon?

6 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(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

The Broad Brush: Your Alameda News in 60 Seconds

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

Multi-Million Jewelry Heist Linked to Major London Blaze

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.

Russian Submarine Fire 'Put Out' in Dock

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.

Fire on Russian Nuclear Sub Fully Extinguished

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.

Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

[...] 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

Russian Nuclear Sub on Fire to Be Partially Submerged - Shipbuilders

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.

Large brush fire burning in state park in Gaithersburg area

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 Firefighters Smell Marijuana Inside Burning House, Discover Grow Operation

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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Engineering students fully extinguish a fire with sound [Video]

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

A Special Place in Hell

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

Fire Out at Pemex Processing Platform

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.

Pemex blaze has been extinguished

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

These Students Put Out Fires with The Power of Bass

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

Engineering students create a fire entinguisher that uses sound waves

  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

Could Drones Put Out Forest Fires With This Sound Wave Device?

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

George Mason University engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have discovered a way to extinguish flames with low-frequency sound.

Dousing flames with sound waves, new fire extinguisher makes no mess

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.

Turn Down For What? Students Develop Acoustic Fire Extinguisher (VIDEO)

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.

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