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Monday, March 28, 2011

Putting out the Fire with Ray Guns!

I'd like to geek out for just a second:

We can extinguish fires with RAY GUNS NOW!

http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/55024-new-ray-gun-can-put-out-fires

And now to be more serious:

A team of scientists recently announced that they were able to manipulate electric fields within open-burning fires using a 600-watt (about the same as a good sized car stereo) "ray gun" device (although i highly doubt it did look like a ray gun). In the article I found on this, the scientists claim it can be used to manipulate the shape of the flames, blowing a pathway through the middle of the fire allowing firefighters or victims to escape through, and that such devices can be installed in ceilings, on ships, and cause minimal damage. All of this without using water or hazardous foam...

But wait, wouldn't there still be some water to contend with? And wouldn't that water in some way give a certain danger of electrocution? Also, I see no evidence of proper experimentation, just an italian physicist at Harvard University talking about his dreams of manipulating fire like he was Moses. I think its a neat idea, but until I see some sort of demonstration of its safety and practicality, I won't believe it. On a side note, I just hit 100 followers! Thanks guys!

25 comments:

mac-and-me said...

grats
and 101 :)

Neushoorn said...

well.. lets put it on discovery channel i want to see it :D

Danny Murphy said...

Well done on the 100 followers mate.

ds said...

Soon the firefighters don't use the hose at all. It'll be like in some western movies, people with just guns on their belts ready to fire. :D Good blog, followed.

Jesper said...

Gratz mate! No one want to follow me, but I'll be there some day!

Lincoln said...

looks cool, wish i had a ray gun haha

RootYourDroid.net said...

Holy crap!! This is just making me thing of Call of duty nazi zombies. It looks just like it!

I would love one of these if a real Nazi apocalypse ever happens.

Wayne said...

Ray guns! Finally the movie mars attacks can happen!

Wayward Disposition said...

This is insane. Although the water combined with electricity aspect is a little alarming, it still is pretty awesome to see stuff like this being worked on.

Liter.Of.Cola said...

I want a ray gun : [

Glovey said...

Congratulations! :D Keep up the great work!

Asty said...

thats pretty sound logic, lol

tissue rejection said...

That's some crazy stuff man

Micah Goss said...

Sounds cool, i'd like to see it.

Bayyy said...

I want one!

Team Panda said...

interesting concept, hopefully its safe.

Lemmiwinks said...

great post. following you

ironchefman said...

Interesting pyrotechnic possibilities...

http://dasmeistro.blogspot.com said...

Congratz on the 100:th, cool post too :D

Shoeby said...

LOL that's awesome. I'm going to buy one as soon as I can. PEW PEW PEW! LOL

James said...

AWEEEeesome

Zeek said...

We need to continue developing such devices in order to control our future when the Scientologists or dentists try to finally make a move to topple the GUVMENT!

Also: I need more tin foil

red9987 said...

wow, that sounds really interesting. there could be a lot of potential there.

Jellybro said...

woah dang, this is new.

R. Cutts said...

like the content
+1
proven methods of firefighting occasionally get the job done.. that's fine isn't it?

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