Harnessing the Power of ‘Firenadoes’ | ScienceTake

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Best small swirling, blue flame is more than a curiosity one day it could be a key tool in the cleanup of oil spills. It’S called a fire World, more informally, firenado fireworks happen naturally, and they burn very hot, so most studies about them how to stop them. Scientists at the University of Maryland thought: maybe they could harness these fireworld for good. The engineer the airflow to produce a typical fire World about 2 ft tall, that for text unexpectedly transformed into a swirling blue flame, a blue flame means really clean, sweat, free burning. That would be great for dealing with oil spills. The researchers are still trying to analyze exactly why the Blue World appear when they figure that out, but go on to the next step to try and create the phenomenon on a larger scale. Big blue world
This small, swirling blue flame, inspired by naturally occurring “firenadoes,” could one day help clean up oil spills. Find out more in this 2016 episode of ScienceTake.

Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/science/firenado-fire-whirl.html

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