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Tag: Fire

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire
There are a number of backup emergency power generators on the market that allow you to charge your iPhone or other smartphones without a traditional power source. Most of those involve  consumables such as fuel cells or use solar panels that may or may not work depending on the environment.

U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot

U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot
Fires on board vessels at sea are a pretty serious hazard. That’s why the U.S. Navy has been developing a firefighter for the fleet based on Virginia Tech’s CHARLI-L1 robot. The U.S. Naval Research Lab is in charge of the project and are working with the University of Penn as well.

Godzilla Candelabra: Stomps on Cities, Then Burns Them to the Ground

Godzilla Candelabra: Stomps on Cities, Then Burns Them to the Ground
This image of a candelabra in the shape of Godzilla has been making its way around the web recently, and it is about the most awesome thing I’ve laid eyes on in a long time.

Flamethrower Glove: Iron HuMan Torch

Flamethrower Glove: Iron HuMan Torch
We’ve featured a pair of flame-throwing gloves before, but this variant by hand-mounted weapons expert Patrick Priebe is more compact and just as toasty.

BioLite CampStove Generates Electricity to Charge Your Gadgets

BioLite CampStove Generates Electricity to Charge Your Gadgets
Have you ever been stuck in the wilderness and your devices are about to fail because there is just no way to charge them back up? Check out BioLite’s CampStove, which will allow you to cook or heat your food while charging up your gadgets at the same time.

Serafin Liquid Fireplace: The Coolest Flames You’ll See on Your Wall

Serafin Liquid Fireplace: The Coolest Flames You’ll See on Your Wall
There’s just something so warm and dreamy about walking into the living room and seeing a fire crackling in the fireplace. However, they can be a hassle to clean, and starting up the fire can become quite the chore.

DARPA Suppresses Fire with Magic Wand

DARPA Suppresses Fire with Magic Wand
There are lots of ways to put out a fire, but most of them require some way to actually spray or douse the flames with the suppressant. This can cause problems in small or obstructed spaces.

App-Controlled Fireplace: For Lazy Romantics

App-Controlled Fireplace: For Lazy Romantics
Back in the olden days, starting a fire in a fireplace was a trick, something that had to be learned. I should know. I live in the tropics. And back in the olden days, man didn’t even know how to start a fire period.

Sparxgear Fire Piston Lights Fires Easily

Sparxgear Fire Piston Lights Fires Easily
If you don’t have matches or a lighter, starting a fire can be tricky. There’s always the old steel-wool pad and 9-volt battery trick, but you will likely not have those items on you when you need them.

Green Footprint Concept Could Save Lives, or Just Be the Latest Blue Man Group Routine

Green Footprint Concept Could Save Lives, or Just Be the Latest Blue Man Group Routine
I can’t think of many worse places to be stuck than in the smoke-filled interior of a building on fire. Between the prospects of suffocating from smoke inhalation, and burning to death, it’s not a pretty thought.

Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!

Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!
I’m sure many of you have are familiar with the Rubens’ Tube, which is a device which works sort of like a VU meter, but with flames. But I have to say that this thing is even cooler.

My Little Fire-Breathing Pony

My Little Fire-Breathing Pony
Do you have a little girl that you are Christmas shopping for? Forget getting her a My Little Pony. Instead make her a fire-breathing pony. It might scar her for life, but hey, it’s fire. Fire is cool.

FireFormula Extinguisher Makes Fighting Different Types of Fire Easier

FireFormula Extinguisher Makes Fighting Different Types of Fire Easier
I went through over five years of laboratory classes in college, and before the start of each course, we’d be given a comprehensive lecture on proper lab behavior, safety rules, and what to do in case of emergency.

Flamethrower Pistol Shoots Flames, Not Bullets

Flamethrower Pistol Shoots Flames, Not Bullets
Despite what I’ve learned from video games, I actually think I like my chances of running away from a flamethrower-wielding villain versus one armed with a loaded gun. But that didn’t stop one hacker from building a flamethrower that looks like a pistol.

Man Tries to Turn Poop to Gold, Burns Down an Apartment Block in the Process

Man Tries to Turn Poop to Gold, Burns Down an Apartment Block in the Process
Now who hasn’t dreamed of having the Midas touch, and possessing the ability to turn whatever they touched into gold? Obviously, there are a lot of downsides to it (like you could accidentally turn the people you love into, well, solid gold), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t individuals who won’t resort to crazy things in order to turn stuff into gold.

Boeing Fights Fire by Dropping Giant Water Balloon Bombs

Boeing Fights Fire by Dropping Giant Water Balloon Bombs
So scientists are shooting lasers into the sky to make it rain in areas that are in dire need of some precipitation, and now Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, wants to fight fires by dropping giant water balloon bombs over the flames.