Fire has been around for thousands of years and yet it continues to amaze us with new scientific discoveries surrounding the substance. Recently, a group of scientists decided to create a new type of flame.
Researchers at the University of Maryland discovered a new fiery phenomenon. The fire starts as a simple yellow flame that quickly turns into a blue cycle of fire.
What starts as a simple yellow flame quickly transforms into a whirling, blue cyclone of fire.
The “blue whirl” is formed when there is enough oxygen inside the flame. The fire creates minimal soot and that enabled a faster combustion and a cleaner burn.
There are some real-life applications and the biggest and most hopeful is a way to quickly clean up oil spills.