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Monday, 25 March 2013

Liquid State

Remember that great film The Abyss? Remember Ed Harris having to learn to breath oxygenated liquid? Well it turns out that theory may just well turn into fact thanks to Arnold Lande, a retired American heart and lung surgeon.

"Lande envisages a scuba suit that would allow divers to inhale highly-oxygenated perfluorocarbons (PFCs) – a type of liquid that can dissolve enormous quantities of gas. The liquid would be contained in an enclosed helmet that would replace all the air in the lungs, nose and ear cavities."

"The CO2 that would normally exit our body when we breathe out would be “scrubbed” from our blood by attaching a mechanical gill to the femoral vein in the leg."

This is awesome, where do I sign up to get a gill attached to my leg??? I'll take two!!!

Link: HERE