• Short Summary

    Scientists in San Francisco are in the process of harnessing the power generated by space rockets for car rescue purposes.

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    Scientists in San Francisco are in the process of harnessing the power generated by space rockets for car rescue purposes. By employing rockets minute in size, but of maximum heat, a torch has been constructed that can cut through torn and twisted metal in seconds, freeing people trapped in road accidents. The scientists say the process in the first practical application of rockets on earth.

    SYNOPSIS: Part of the awesome power generated by space rockets is being harnessed for use on earth. A life-saving torch has been developed by scientists in San Francisco using loss thrust, but maximum heat. It can be used for freeing people trapped in road accidents. The torch was demonstrated to newsmen on Thursday. Scientists from the rocket propulsion company who designed the unit say it is the first practical application of a rocket on earth, for other than propulsion purposes. Burning with a flame temperature of over 5000 degrees fahrenheit, this torch can quickly cut through twisted metal to free accident victims before the car catches fire. There are no external hoses or fuel tanks which get in the way, so resources can get with lightweight equipment into tight spots.

    A self-contained pocket torch should enable police and firemen to free quickly victims of a car crash who would normally not have survived from the bleeding, from the fire or from the smoke.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACU7MGWFQG4JLTW0F07WNWCP5E
    Media URN:
    VLVACU7MGWFQG4JLTW0F07WNWCP5E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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