A Couple Of GMU Students Developed A Device That Puts Out Fire With Sound Waves

News — March 25, 2015 at 9:24 am by

As our reality transforms into the world of the The Jetsons, new tech arises daily. There are endless amounts of gadgets that we want, and we are already close to hoverboards and flying cars.  But what about tech that comes out of thin air and is unimaginable.  That is exactly how you describe this invention that puts fire out with sound.  My brain will break if I try to describe how it works, so just enjoy the video.  In lite of this invention the Wu-Tang Clan will now become local fireman. I expect Metallica and Ludacris to follow suit as soon as more fire trucks are retro fitted with 10′ speaker towers.

Editors note: Creed was denied entry to the fire academy. Sources say they were too much treble, Ayo!

GMU students, Seth Robertson and Viet Tran explain how it works:

he basic concept, Tran said, is that sound waves are also “pressure waves, and they displace some of the oxygen” as they travel through the air. Oxygen, we all recall from high school chemistry, fuels fire. At a certain frequency, the sound waves “separate the oxygen [in the fire] from the fuel. The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is. That specific space is enough to keep the fire from reigniting.”

 

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