(The Gist of Science Reporter) Gel-like Fluid to Prevent Wildfires  [JANUARY-2020]


(The Gist of Science Reporter) Gel-like Fluid to Prevent Wildfires

 [JANUARY-2020]

Gel-like Fluid to Prevent Wildfires

  • Stanford University researchers have developed a cellulose-based gel-like fluid which can be coated over vegetation by spraying through standard agricultural equipment or an aircraft to prevent wildfires.
  • The technology could combat Earth’s oceans — the Mariana Trench -- eats oil.
  • During the study of the collected microbial population samples, researchers found a hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria which was abundant at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
  • Such microbes could eat compounds similar to those in oil and then could be used for fuel.
  • The study was published in Micro biome.

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