George Mason students develop fire-fighting technology that uses sound waves to put out flames

Two engineering students are working on a device that uses sound waves to put out fires.

According to an online report on, George Mason University students Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have invented a fire-fighting device that uses low frequency sound waves to extinguish flames.

The way it works is by using the sound waves to separate the oxygen from the fuel.

The two say their device could one day be used in home kitchens, as well as to fight large-scale wild fires.