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A group of scientists have created a prototype for a gel that could be used to prevent wildfires from spreading.
Developed at Stanford's School of Engineering, the gel can be applied across areas at risk for wildfires.
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Made from cellulose, the gel can remain effective throughout an entire fire season and maintain its integrity despite weather effects.
The project was led by Eric Appel, a materials science and engineering professor at Stanford.
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Appel's previous work had involved creating injectable hydrogels for pharmaceutical companies.
After watching the devastation of the Camp Wildfire in California in 2018, Appel wondered if he could put fire retardants in the gels rather than phramaceuticals.
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