Additive could keep jet fuel from exploding in crashes
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Regular untreated jet fuel (top) and fuel with the polymer additive (bottom)

Living through an airliner crash involves more than just surviving the initial impact – many people are also killed by the flames and smoke that follow when the jet fuel ignites. Researchers at Caltech, however, are trying to minimize the chances of that second part happening. They’ve developed an additive that helps reduce the intensity of postimpact fuel fires.

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