Monday, 24 March 2014

Sparking Titanium Golf Clubs Might Be Causing California Wildfires



Sparking Titanium Golf Clubs Might Be Causing California Wildfires

Researchers at UC Irvine have determined that golfers who can't keep their shots out of the rough might actually be responsible for wildfires in California in recent years. Specifically, certain clubs made from a titanium alloy have been found to produce sparks up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit—more than hot enough to ignite dry foliage—when they make contact with rocks and stones in the rough.
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