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Solvable

92 EpisodesProduced by Pushkin Industries Website

Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, hosted by Ronald Young Jr., will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solv… read more

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Wildfire Ignition is Solvable

Eric Appel is a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University. His lab has designed an improved delivery system for fire retardant to keep fires from starting across hotspots and known ignition areas.

Here are a few additional resources related to this episode:

Wildfire prevention through prophylactic treatment of high-risk landscapes using viscoelastic retardant fluids, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires, Stanford News

Phos-Chek fire retardant

Developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans, US Forest Service

Mitigate Wildfire Risk, US Forest Service


Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland.

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