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Stanford-Developed Material Could Stop Wildfires From Starting | Media Coverage

Oct 15, 2020

Scientists and engineers led by Eric Appel worked with state and local agencies to develop and test a long-lasting, environmentally benign fire-retarding material. If used on high-risk areas, the simple, affordable treatment could dramatically cut the number of fires that occur each year.


Wildfire Prevention through Prophylactic Treatment of High-risk Landscapes using Viscoelastic Retardant Fluids

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New Treatment Helps Prevent Wildfires

Media Coverage

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November 7, 2019 | The Fire Vaccination (in German) | Süddeutsche Zeitung

Novenmber 6, 2019| Stanford Scientists Invent Fire Prevention Gel | Epoch Times

October 5, 2019 | A new gel-like fluid could save California from wildfires | Inverse

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October 4, 2019 | Newfangled Clever Gel That Is Vaccine For Wildfires | Smart Devices News

October 3, 2019 | This sprayable gel could prevent wildfires from catching hold | cnet

October 3, 2019 | A New Spray-On Gel Could Help Stop Wildfires Before They Start, Researchers Say | Gizmodo

October 2, 2019 | Wildfire prevention gel spray developed by Stanford scientists | Mic

October 1, 2019 | Stanford scientists invent gel that could protect trees from wildfire | UPI

October 1, 2019 | New gel could fireproof forests for weeks at a time | Cosmos

October 2, 2019 | Wildfire prevention gel spray developed by Stanford scientists | Mic

September 30, 2019| This Clever Gel Works Like a Vaccine for Wildfires | Wired

September 30, 2019 | Sticky fluid can be sprayed on grassy verges to prevent wildfires | New Scientist

September 30, 2019 | Científicos en California presentan gel para prevenir incendios forestales | El Diario


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