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February 27, 2017

Dousing Flames with Low-Frequency Sound Waves

A new type of extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out fires has been built by two engineering students in the US. Both chemical- and water-free, the invention offers a relatively non-destructive method of fire control, which could find applications in fighting small fires in the home, and the researchers now hold a preliminary patent application for their device.

While the concept of using sound waves to extinguish flames is not new, previous attempts to realize the principle – including efforts by teams at West Georgia University and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – had not been successful.

Undeterred by this, as well as initial [...]

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April 2, 2015

Premier Brad Wall Keen on Social Impact Bonds

Premier Brad Wall has put a Sask. Party MLA in charge of social impact bonds — a type of financial instrument that lets investors support social services.
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March 28, 2015

European Civil Protection Forum 2015 – Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – European Commission

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