A recent example saw Australian bushfire researchers seek security in their pryotron to model the spread of fire. To control the uncontrollable and to explain the complex interaction between fire, fuel, and forest bushfire researchers deployed tron technology: Notably, while bushfire scientists “used to conduct their research in the field” such “tests were at the mercy of the wind and weather and often failed to give good results.” Instead, a BBC journalist reported, “the pyrotron allows for small-scale but physically accurate, very controlled repeatable tests.”
. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30081453. Accessed Nov 18, 2014. I swear I didn’t put them up to it!