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Two engineering students at George Mason University have created a potentially revolutionary fire extinguisher that uses sound to fight blazes.
originally posted by: Baddogma
Or one could use water...
Just joshing... this way is less messy, but I wonder how it would fair against a real big blaze? Could a bunch of firemen hum at the correct frequency ...maybe aided with kazoos?
originally posted by: Glassbender777
Thats really cool, and so obvious now that I think about it, Sound is vibrating and disrupting the air flow that is feeding the fire.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
I think it would work well on chemical fires better than conventional means, but I have my doubts about forest fires or any fire with a solid fuel source that has already had time to burn and create embers. It could probably work in conjunction well with chemical fire retardants though.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Massive S&F VC.
Patent Patent Patent!
Forest Fires, Stove Tops etc great ideas.
Yeah....I would hope they started the patent quickly after finding it worked.
Research and a demonstration proof of concept in 2001 succeeded in applying commercial-grade materials and permanent magnets at room temperatures to construct a magnetocaloric refrigerator
On August 20, 2007, the Risø National Laboratory (Denmark) at the Technical University of Denmark, claimed to have reached a milestone in their magnetic cooling research when they reported a temperature span of 8.7 K. They hope to introduce the first commercial applications of the technology by 2010.
As of 2013 this technology had proven commercially viable only for ultra-low temperature cryogenic applications available for decades. Magnetocaloric refrigeration systems are composed of pumps, motors, secondary fluids, heat exchangers of different types, magnets and magnetic materials. These processes are greatly affected by irreversibilities and should be adequately considered. At year-end, Cooltech Applications announced that its first commercial refrigeration equipment would enter the market in 2014.