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  • This Six-Wheeled Toyota Hilux Is Designed to Fight EV Fires

    This Six-Wheeled Toyota Hilux Is Designed to Fight EV Fires

    A UK-based company has modified the Toyota Hilux by adding a third axle and extra pair of wheels to turn the legendary pickup into a fire truck that’s specifically designed to put out EV fires. Even though EVs present less of a fire risk than their ICE-equipped cousins, overall, EV fires are harder to extinguish…


  • Researchers Breed Naturally Flame-Resistant Cotton

    Researchers Breed Naturally Flame-Resistant Cotton

    Chemical flame retardants can make us safer by preventing or slowing fires, but they’re linked to a range of unsettling health effects. To get around that concern, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture have bred a new population of cotton that can self-extinguish after encountering a flame.