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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Being able to breathe underwater has long been a fascination for mankind, but the bulky oxygen tanks and face masks take some of the romance out of it.
They could soon no longer be needed however, thanks to the creation of the "Aquaman Crystal", or to use its proper name, "[{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O".

Just a spoonful of the crystal can absorb all the oxygen from a room.

The material is able to store the gas at a much higher concentration than oxygen tanks, meaning it would be far smaller and lighter to carry, and can slowly release oxygen when put under a small amount of heat.

Professor Christine McKenzie said the crystal could be valuable for lung cancer patients who must carry heavy tanks around with them, but "also divers may one day be able to leave the oxygen tanks at home and instead get oxygen from this material as it 'filters' and concentrates oxygen from surrounding air or water."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-create-crystal-which-could-allow-us-to-breathe-underwater-9772871.html

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:27 pm

Awesome, reminds me of those breathers the Jedi used in Star Wars Smile

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Post by Frazzled on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:29 pm

Pffft, everyone knows all you need is a handful of gillyweed  Scientists create crystal which would allow us to breathe underwater 2787774761
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