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09

Apr

College students to spark zero-gravity fires for scienceThe experiment will test the burn rate of four different biofuels which students hope can contribute to a better understanding of how biofuels burn in regular gravity on Earth.

College students to spark zero-gravity fires for science
The experiment will test the burn rate of four different biofuels which students hope can contribute to a better understanding of how biofuels burn in regular gravity on Earth.

03

Dec

Ghost hunters burn historic mansion near New OrleansNo was hurt in the LeBeau Plantation fire, but police have seen an uptick in ghost hunting-related deaths and injuries.

Ghost hunters burn historic mansion near New Orleans
No was hurt in the LeBeau Plantation fire, but police have seen an uptick in ghost hunting-related deaths and injuries.

10

Sep

The roof is on fire: Do solar panels hinder firefighters?Using a massive blaze at a PV-topped lunch meat warehouse in New Jersey as an example, Reuters deems solar panels as being emerging ‘enemy’ of firefighters everywhere.

The roof is on fire: Do solar panels hinder firefighters?
Using a massive blaze at a PV-topped lunch meat warehouse in New Jersey as an example, Reuters deems solar panels as being emerging ‘enemy’ of firefighters everywhere.

29

Jul

Photo of the day: Decked out in heat-resistant silver suits, a team of Air Force firefighters extinguish burning jet fuel during a fire training exercise on July 19 at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Photo of the day: Decked out in heat-resistant silver suits, a team of Air Force firefighters extinguish burning jet fuel during a fire training exercise on July 19 at Fort McCoy, Wis.

12

Jun

How fires burn in spaceUndergrad students try to figure out the best way to contain and fight fire in zero gravity.

How fires burn in space
Undergrad students try to figure out the best way to contain and fight fire in zero gravity.

24

Jan

Photo of the day: Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massiveA warehouse is coated in heavy layers of ice on Jan. 23 after firefighters spent hours spraying the exterior with water to extinguish a massive blaze that sparked late Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, Ill.
With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to wrangle with the five-alarm fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.
See more amazing photos of the icy warehouse.

Photo of the day: Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massive
A warehouse is coated in heavy layers of ice on Jan. 23 after firefighters spent hours spraying the exterior with water to extinguish a massive blaze that sparked late Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, Ill.

With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to wrangle with the five-alarm fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.

See more amazing photos of the icy warehouse.

16

Jan

Are we fighting fires the wrong way?According to new research, we should stop fighting fires in the forests and brush and focus on securing homes and structures instead

Are we fighting fires the wrong way?
According to new research, we should stop fighting fires in the forests and brush and focus on securing homes and structures instead

01

Jun

The world’s most famous explosive carsWhile many automotive fires are random, there are some cars that are more prone to catching fire than others.

The world’s most famous explosive cars
While many automotive fires are random, there are some cars that are more prone to catching fire than others.

12

Apr

Photo of the day: Garden state aflameFirefighters hose down vegetation on April 11 during a battle with a brush fire that broke out in the Meadowlands near MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Although the investigation is underway to determine if the 100-acre brush fire was the result of arson, extremely dry air and strong winds are known to have contributed to the blaze.

Photo of the day: Garden state aflame
Firefighters hose down vegetation on April 11 during a battle with a brush fire that broke out in the Meadowlands near MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Although the investigation is underway to determine if the 100-acre brush fire was the result of arson, extremely dry air and strong winds are known to have contributed to the blaze.

03

Apr

Earliest use of fire pushed back 300,000 yearsResearch is consistent with earlier findings that ancient humans used grasses and bushes to create fires.

Earliest use of fire pushed back 300,000 years
Research is consistent with earlier findings that ancient humans used grasses and bushes to create fires.