Researchers have developed the Dragon Firefighter, a flying firehose that can aid human firefighters in putting out the most dangerous fires. Because the design is Open Science, researchers worldwide can use these plans to build their own Dragon Firefighters. The authors expect that real-world applications will be possible within a decade.

Flying dragon to extinguish fires? New tech to come soon

Researchers have developed the Dragon Firefighter, a flying firehose that can aid human firefighters in putting out the most dangerous fires. Because the design is Open Science, researchers worldwide can use these plans to build their own Dragon Firefighters. The authors expect that real-world applications will be possible within a decade. Read More
Commonly known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are notorious for persisting in the environment and our bodies. Osaka Metropolitan University chemists may end the “forever” life of PFAS with their simple yet innovative technique that converts these harmful substances into valuable compounds.

Converting PFAS and forever chemicals into a valuable resource

Commonly known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are notorious for persisting in the environment and our bodies. Osaka Metropolitan University chemists may end the “forever” life of PFAS with their simple yet innovative technique that converts these harmful substances into valuable compounds. Read More
More data before Fukushima water released

More data before Fukushima water released

The full extent of the nuclear isotopes in the damaged plant’s tanks requires more study. There is insufficient information to assess the potential impact that releasing contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the ocean will have on the environment and human health. Read More