The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an unusual fire extinguisher that sucks flames and burning materials into a vacuum chamber. Once safely captured inside the chamber, the flames and materials are suffocated or extinguished.

Dubbed Vacuum Extinguish Method (VEM), the reverse concept extinguisher is geared toward special environments that are highly enclosed, such as space vehicles and different types of space transportation, and submarines.

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