George Mason students develop fire extinguisher that uses bass waves
Anybody who has been at a music festival has experienced the intense, full-body bass oscillations that surge from the speakers. Two George Mason students have taken the sonic phenomenon as an opportunity for the everyday person.
Viet Tran and Seth Robertson invested $600 of their own money to develop the prototype for a handheld fire extinguisher that uses low-frequency waves to douse small fires. Although their canister is in its early development stages, the duo have already patented the idea and see the future potential of such a device. Starting out as a normal kitchen tool for gas fires, the pair believe the applications of their device could play an integral hand in quenching massive building and forest fires.