Fire scientists can now create 3D images of the behavior of flames in certain conditions.
For nearly as long as modern humans have been around, we’ve been really into fire. Today, it’s the subject of entire fields of scientific study. Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how flames work, and new discoveries could lead to innovations that might make extinguishing flames easier, or render combustion in industrial settings more efficient. In order to do any of that, fire scientists need to be able to see exactly what’s happening in a flame.