The Gear Crews Use to Snuff Out the Rim Fire

As of this morning, the Rim Fire burning through Yosemite National Park has scorched 237,341 acres—roughly 370 square miles—since it caught on August 17th, presumably from an illegal marijuana grow operation. Firefighters from across the state and country have been battling the blaze nonstop and currently have the fire … » 9/04/13 4:00pm 9/04/13 4:00pm

6 Tools That Are Saving Arizona from the Wildfires

Now that summer is heating up, certain parts of the world are prone to one heat specific disaster: wildfires. Numerous regions in Arizona, and the Los Alamos Nuclear Plant in New Mexico, are currently being ravaged by wildfires. And though it's only a minor consolation, there's lots of forward-thinking technology being … » 6/29/11 12:30pm 6/29/11 12:30pm

X Sting Wish Fire Extinguisher Turns Firefighting Into a Shoot Out

When everyday devices become autonomous and start mating in the far future thanks to nanotechnology, items like fire extinguishers will become what designer Adam Scott has envisioned with the X Sting Wish. Mixing one part Dustbuster, one part machine gun, and a final part carbon fiber-wrapped fire extinguisher, Scott… » 10/05/08 4:00pm 10/05/08 4:00pm