It looks like a cross between a diving suit from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Michelin Man, but the hard diving suit on display at the Offshore Technology Conference is neither science fiction nor a cartoon.
Since the time humans first began to control fire around 400,000 years ago we have had just a few simple tools to douse the flames. Now some Harvard University chemists believe they have found a way to bring fire suppression into the digital age by controlling flames with electricity.
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