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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 8, 2015

Why Americans Need to Stop Getting Health Care Through Their Employers

Even if the Affordable Care Act survives the Supreme Court later this summer, it won't be the end of the ObamaCare wars. In 2018, the so-called "Cadillac tax" kicks in, which is destined to set off a whole new round of political fighting.It's a 40 percent excise tax that applies to all employer-provided health insurance coverage above a certain value threshold: $10,200 for individual plans and $27,500 for family plans. So if the individual package you get through your job is worth $12,000, the tax will hit $1,800 of it.The start of the tax was delayed because it was so politically controversial. But according to a report this week in Politico, its looming arrival is already playing [...]
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