raygun fireA group of chemists have managed to come together to cobble a device which is touted to be able to put out fires, where it can also function as an alternative for firefighters whenever they do not have any water or foam in the vicinity. In fact, the firefighters are even able to point the device at a fire in order to open up a safe path through the flaming tongues of fire as a mode of escape. This ‘ray gun’ of sorts, if used by primitive tribes a thousand years ago, would definitely elevate your status to a deity, and you might even start to delude yourself into thinking that you’re some sort of relative to the Human Torch. Basically, this device will ‘shoot’ fires with very large electrical fields, letting the raging flames be put out from a distance and with minimal damage. We await the day when this device is manufactured in a manner that is safe for general use?

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