The New Way to Put Out a Fire – And It’s ‘All About That Bass’ [VIDEO]
I'm wondering if these two engineering students from George Mason University may have gotten their inspiration from Meghan Trainor - They have created a fire extinguisher that puts out fires with the power of sound (especially 'that bass').
Imagine putting out a small fire in your kitchen with sound. It wouldn't make a mess, and it would be a lot easier to deal with than a regular fire extinguisher. According to NY Daily News,
Seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson created the souped-up subwoofer for an advanced design class after they read about how the U.S. Department of Defense built a similar, stationary sound-based extinguisher.
The seniors wanted to make this technology available to everyone, by making a smaller version that people could use in their homes. Their handheld extinguisher only weighs about 20 pounds. Check out what these amazing students were able to do, just with the power of sound.
The engineering students tried different types of sounds to fight fires, but found low-frequency sounds (all that bass), was what worked the best.
I can just picture having this in my apartment. It would be the perfect thing to put out a small fire without making a huge mess everywhere. I figure the last thing you want to do after accidentally starting a fire, is to clean up a huge mess you created, putting out the fire. Am I right, or am I right?