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Author Topic: Here's a helpful snake...one that puts out fires!  (Read 2051 times)


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Here's a helpful snake...one that puts out fires!
« on: August 21, 2006, 03:28:46 PM »
Which is a more frightening idea — getting caught in a fire, or being confronted by a ten foot long mechanical snake? If you're stuck in that fire, trust me, you'll be happy to see the snake. The "Snakefighter" is a new tool in firefighting being developed by Sintef that can best be described as a fire hose that works on its own. Brilliantly using the water pressure of a firehose to power itself, the Snakefighter can work its way much closer to dangerous fires than human firefighters can. This is simply a concept at the moment, but the time might not be too far off when you'll be caught in a building burning down after you fell asleep with your laptop on and will be really excited to see a giant snake come to your rescue. No word on if it will come with the ability to rescue your baby or not.

Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546