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Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires

October 1, 2019

A preventive treatment developed by Stanford researchers could greatly reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires. The approach,…
New Building Materials Created out of Fungus, Rice and Glass

June 20, 2018

By combining agricultural and industrial waste, bound by the Trametes versicolor fungus, scientists have developed a low-carbon, fire-resistant…
New NIST Roadmap Charts Path to Reduced Fire Hazards from Materials

May 22, 2018

Fire researchers will tell you that there’s a simple solution for reducing fire hazards: eliminate flammable materials. If…
Fanning the Flame a Little Faster in Space

June 6, 2017

NASA started another large fire in space on June 4, when ground controllers ignited the third in a…
NASA Technology May Help Protect Wildland Firefighters

June 17, 2015

NASA research into flexible, high-temperature space materials may some day improve personal fire shelter systems and help wildland…
NIST Makes ‘Bio Inspired’ Flame Retardants in a Jiffy

April 15, 2015

After devising several new and promising “green” flame retardants for furniture padding, National Institute of Standards and Technology…
NIST Study Suggests Ways to Improve Common Furniture Fire Test

February 11, 2014

The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the…
3-D images show flame retardants can mimic estrogens

August 20, 2013

By determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins at the atomic level, researchers at the National Institutes of Health…
New NIST Test for Firefighter Breathing Equipment Goes into Effect Sept. 1

June 26, 2013

As of Sept. 1, 2013, standard firefighter breathing equipment cannot be certified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…
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