Vietnamese engineering student Viet Tran invents fire extinguisher that puts out flames with sound waves

AsAm News: 

Engineering students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have recently invented a fire extinguisher that can put out blazes by using sound waves, according to Time Magazine. What started out as a senior research product has developed into a working device with much practical use.

Tran cited several potential uses for the device, which included “In the kitchen, as part of a countertop, and in drones, to fly over areas which aren’t safe for human inhabitation”.

Although this pair of George Mason University students haven’t fully developed this technology, they have high hopes for the future, as they hope to soon seek a patent.

To view the pair’s technology in action, see the video below. To learn more about the theory behind it, read Time Magazine.


Put out the flames with a Hello Kitty fire extinguisher!


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In the market for a fire extinguisher? Neither were we, until we saw these at the Sanrio online store! With three gorgeous designs, there’s never been a better time to decorate and protect your home at the same time.

First up we have the white design, with a pink accent and Hello Kitty in a classic pose. Only this time she seems to be pondering the possibility of impending flame.



The ribbon design is equally cute, with Ms Kitty showing what not to do in the event of a fire: Do not hide behind an oversized ribbon.


The dot design stands out in an appropriate fire engine red.


Proving that Ms Kitty is always looking out for us, these extinguishers weigh only 2.7 kg, making them light enough for elderly residents to use.


Retailing for 9,180 yen (US$89.53) we’re tempted to buy all three. Hello Kitty, you really are a clever marketing tool!


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Put out the flames with a Hello Kitty fire extinguisher!