'Magic Wand' To Fight Fires With Electricity

March 29, 2011


Damn Harry, cast 'constipation breaker' STAT!

Fires: nobody wants to die in one (or a Black Friday stampede at Wal-Mart). And now scientists believe they're close to developing an electric-bolt shooting wand (personally, I imagine more of a Ghostbusters proton-pack THAN A FLAMMABLE TWIG) capable of breaking up and putting out flames. LIGHTNING BOLT -- LIGHTNING BOLT!

Scientists have known for centuries that an electric field will bend the shape of a flame, so this technology takes that thinking a step further with a wand that can fire flame snuffing pulses of electrically charged air towards the fire. This allows the firefighter to clear a path through the flames allowing the firefighters in, while letting any trapped people escape. They also see a future where traditional water sprinkler systems will be replaced by flame snuffing electrical pulse generators.

F***in' fires, how do they work aside, that's pretty awesome. Plus if they really do replace buildings' sprinkler systems with electrical pulse generators and we set off the fire alarm a couple times we'll all develop superpowers. Ooooooooor blast ourselves sterile. Win/win.

Future firefighters could use flame snuffing bolts of electricity [dvice]

Thanks to Jax, MannaFromKevin and Vanessa, who fight fires the old fashioned way: praying to Zeus for rain. Whoa -- kickin' it way oldschool!

  • Ruby Cooke

    People how decide to become scientist in the future, my sympathies are with these people because they have to let their whole life in making and discovering certain thing specially those one who essay writing service don't even exist in this world and i want to pay to write my essay. These people intend to make this world more advance and easeful.

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