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Tomsk scientists have developed a versatile tool for fighting fires

Scientists at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed a versatile tool for fighting fires. At a press conference in the news agency "Interfax-Siberia," said the Deputy Provost for Research and Innovation TPU Alex Tskhe.

"Today, we have a development that allows you to fight the fires. A certain part of the water, water glass and other components. It is sprayed on the surface of the burning trees, grass and can withstand heat up to 500 degrees, then the water evaporates, and burning objects covered with a layer of liquid glass. Mixture foams and prevent

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Tomsk scientists tested a new tool for fighting fires

Emergency Management in the Tomsk region in cooperation with Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) held on Wednesday, September 7, the first test of a new tool for fighting the fire — a solution based on liquid glass, RIA Novosti reported.

The special composition of the water-based, liquid glass, and other components developed by scientists TPU. According to them, it allows you to effectively deal with very dangerous fires. When the train reaches the burning items, they are covered by a layer of liquid glass, which foams up and prevents further burning and smoldering. Part of the formulation components that can

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Haze over Southeast Asia

Haze over Southeast Asia Facts

Northern Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, part covered by a dense veil of fog and haze due to large-scale agricultural and forest fire in March 2012, fueled prior to planting. Concentration of dust particles in the air has risen to a level that is considered dangerous.

The number of particles in Thailand twice the safe rate — 120 micrograms per cubic meter. Pollution Control Department, said that in most provinces after heavy rains on 11-12 March 2012 number of small suspended particles PM10 fell below levels considered dangerous. Before the rains occurred on the northern region

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In the summer, Moscow will suffocate from smoke

May 18, 2013. In 2010, a heat wave and drought have led to fires in two dozen regions. Official fire damage was 85.5 billion rubles. Summer 2013 can beat antirecord 2010, if the pessimistic scenario, do not rule out the interview BFM.ru representatives of the "Greenpeace Russia."

After the May holidays, area affected by forest fires in Russia has increased by 20 times, said May 16 the head of the Federal Forestry Agency, Vladimir Lebedev. In Moscow and the Moscow authorities did not rule out a repeat of 2010, when the capital was shrouded in smog from forest and peat

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In the south-east of Spain fires burning

July 11, 2013. The cause of fires in Spain were numerous lightning hundreds of times to hit the Spanish land during a thunderstorm. By electrical discharges burned grass and shrubs Spanish province of Almeria. Firefighting plane leaving the scene was calculated to put out the fire quickly, but the strong wind that rose after the storm, destroyed their plans.

So, the hot weather dried vegetation of the southeastern province continues to burn in three locations in Turre, Mojacar and Uerkal-over. The local Spanish flora and fauna, it will destroy you, but for people of almost without risk, as

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In Canada recorded gusts of hurricane force winds

In Canada recorded gusts of hurricane force winds Natural Disasters

Strong winds knocked down trees, destroyed buildings and fanned grass fires in Alberta, western Canada. The storm, which began on November 27, 2011, struck the city of Calgary stream of broken glass and dust. According to the plan of the emergency, the local authorities ordered to stop pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the city.

Further south at the foot of the Canadian Rockies was powerful Chinook, wind from the sea. In Klaresheme Wind gusts reached 144 kilometers per hour. Grass fires in Lethbridge endanger the lives 130 people, forcing them

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20 of the most shocking images of natural disasters

20 of the most shocking images of natural disasters Natural Disasters

In the last ten years have seen a large number of natural disasters, expressing indignation and wrath of nature to humankind. Capture these shocking events dangerous and difficult. This article presents 20 photographs worst natural disasters.

1) The mysterious earthquake:

Earthquake in New Zealand.

An earthquake measuring 8.8 in Chile.

Earthquake in Yushu county in China April 16, 2010.

Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 13, 2010.

2) Volcanic eruptions:

The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland April 17, 2010.

The eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga March

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Fires in Nevada

Fires in Nevada Natural Disasters

November 18, 2011 a cloud of gray smoke enveloped the house and pasture on the outskirts of Reno, Nevada, after firefighters extinguished the flash fires. Cause of the fire is unknown, but local authorities are confident that this was either due to high voltage lines, or because of fires fueled by teenagers.

More than 400 firefighters arrived on the scene to extinguish the 15-meter high flames from the north-western foothills of the Sierra Nevada to the valley floor. Wind gusts were so strong that the fire spread from the area of 800 160 hectares.

As

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Researchers have found a link fires in the forests of the Amazon to the heating of the oceans

Researchers have found a link fires in the forests of the Amazon to the heating of the oceans Scientists prove

UCLA scientists have developed a computer model which can be used to predict in a few months, and intensity of fires in the Amazon rain forest. Elevated surface temperatures Atlantic and Pacific oceans are the main signal coming fire.

The researchers argue that by heating the sea surface moist climate shifts north of the Amazon, causing a gradual decrease in humidity in the region and dry vegetation. This process takes place within a few months, and eventually ends up fires.

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Wildfires in the U.S. have destroyed nearly 500 homes

June 15, 2013. Not less than 473 houses were burned as a result of natural fires in the U.S. state of Colorado, According to the Associated Press on Saturday.

Earlier it was reported that burned at least 360 homes, and victims of fires were two people. Around 40,000 people have been evacuated in Colorado.

Firefighters managed to locate 30% of the fire. According to U.S. media reports, on Saturday, people will start to return to their homes.

In Colorado fires raging for several days. From the disaster affected areas of the Royal Gorge, where the fire was threatening

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