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Researchers from ITM Power, a UK-based clean energy company, say their new blowtorch prototype produces fire using only water as fuel. The electrolyser system turns hydrogen and oxygen gases from water into fuel for the torch using electricity.
SafeFlame is designed for use in brazing, a process similar to welding that joins two metal pieces together by melting another metal joint between them, usually from a metal with a lower melting point like copper. Current brazing systems mostly use flammable gasses like acetylene or propane as fuel for portable torches, which pose a fire and explosion risk in highly pressurized containers. This system stores its fuel in water form, eliminating the explosion risk from pressurized gas.
This water-fueled torch doesn’t burn as hot as other gas torches, so can be used with metals that are more sensitive to heat, and the flame doesn’t heat up the body of the torch, according to ITM Power. Plus, it only produces water when it burns. The prototype is being tested by some UK welders now. Euronews reports that it will be available to the public “in the near future.” See how it works in their video (with a great fire-related pop soundtrack).
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.