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Thu, 31 Mar 2011, 10:37am #1
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Try firefighting

http://www.ecofriend.com/entry/firemen-may-soon...

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011, 12:50pm #2
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Wow! Not that is an interesting phenomenon- thanks for the link, gerund!


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Thu, 31 Mar 2011, 1:12pm #3
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Indeed, that was a fascinating article! Altho not the best written...

What can be an added boon for the fighters is the fact that the wave blaster requires one-tenth of the wattage required to power a car stereo, which is 600 watts to be precise, to tame the fire.

Gee, I didn't know *all* car stereos use 600 watts of power. http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/Lensman03/Smileys/SmileySmlRolleyes.gif In fact, there is no standard wattage; stereo wattage varies widely. If the fire suppression system uses 60 watts, why didn't the author write "uses no more power than a typical light bulb"?


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Thu, 31 Mar 2011, 4:15pm #4
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Lensman wrote:

Indeed, that was a fascinating article! Altho not the best written...

What can be an added boon for the fighters is the fact that the wave blaster requires one-tenth of the wattage required to power a car stereo, which is 600 watts to be precise, to tame the fire.

Gee, I didn't know *all* car stereos use 600 watts of power. http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/Lensman03/Smileys/SmileySmlRolleyes.gif In fact, there is no standard wattage; stereo wattage varies widely. If the fire suppression system uses 60 watts, why didn't the author write "uses no more power than a typical light bulb"?

A better read was PopSci article that this one 'summarized.' There is a link to the PopSci article in the one above.


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Thu, 31 Mar 2011, 4:20pm #5
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Lensman wrote:

Indeed, that was a fascinating article! Altho not the best written...

What can be an added boon for the fighters is the fact that the wave blaster requires one-tenth of the wattage required to power a car stereo, which is 600 watts to be precise, to tame the fire.

Gee, I didn't know *all* car stereos use 600 watts of power. http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/Lensman03/Smileys/SmileySmlRolleyes.gif In fact, there is no standard wattage; stereo wattage varies widely. If the fire suppression system uses 60 watts, why didn't the author write "uses no more power than a typical light bulb"?


Because with CFLs they are no longer typical?

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011, 4:45pm #6
cman
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Does anyone have access to the original Darpa research report? Or is this going to have to be a FOIA thing? I think it would be interesting to read this thing first-hand, rather than reading what reporters say.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2011, 12:51am #7
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When do I get my first ghostbusters issued Dematerializer for putting out fires? I can just see it now. Oh and don't forget to not cross the beams.


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Fri, 01 Apr 2011, 12:00pm #8
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Why am I thinking more along the lines of the firefighters in 'Fahrenheit 451'...

Still pretty cool though.


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