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Date: 02/03/06 02:09 AM

41 Responses to Inventor develops `artificial gills`

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2006 at 12:47 am
    Link: Inventor develops `artificial gills` - Underwater breathing system that literally squeezes oxygen directly from seawater.
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    kingconan92 Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 1:00 am
    cooooooooool. :-O
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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 2:28 am
    Ya COol.
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    YouG Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 3:20 am
    Some limitations pointed out by the article. Quite a novel idea.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2006 at 3:39 am
    Cooool- I could swim around like aquagirl
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    yakkitori Female 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 5:19 am
    i wudnt like to test it out though....
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    manny-latino Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 7:04 am
    im going to get 1 tomorrow. LOL
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    Naoscaire Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 7:52 am
    When it`s fully functional I can go skinny-dipping on even more of a regular basis.
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    DestyNova Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 9:44 am
    Lot of hating on the invention in the article though. I thought it was pretty amazing. It is still a very new technology, maybe they can work out the kinks . . .
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2006 at 10:19 am
    "Since every litre of water contains about 1.5% of dissolved air, Bodner`s system must circulate around 200 litres of water per minute to accommodate the breathing needs of an average person."

    ...that`s 3 1/3rd liter a SECOND! That would be somewhat like having a jetski on your back...

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    HeyLookAtHer Female 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 11:26 am
    how r u supposed to take batteries udnerwater?
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    eggamagga Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    Wow. This invention is long over-due. Why didn`t someone think of it before! Once the kinks are worked out of the system, this guy will become a billionaire overnight.
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    beast888 Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 2:40 pm
    Pretty awesome. I wonder if the batteries will be able to last long enough for 3 or more hour trips underwater
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    Targo Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2006 at 3:04 pm
    One day the Super Battery will be invented. And that my freinds will be a wonderful day indeed..................In the mean time if this thing can be powered by wave action I`m moving underwater. Surface dwellers farewell.
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2006 at 3:05 pm
    I supposed you could just run an extension cord up to a boat for power.
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    dorcus Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 3:47 pm
    sweet I so want one ASAP
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    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 3:49 pm
    That mustn`t work.
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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 4:10 pm
    Um, wouldn`t this harm the environment of a small ecosystem like a lake is used too frequently?

    First off, fish are cold blooded.... they don`t need as much oxygen as warm blooded animals and can live in the lake without messing up the oxygen content.

    If we had too many people scuba driving with the invention in an area... we`d probably see alot of dead suffocated fish.

    Just a thought... Maybe we should work on making people cold blooded for the sake of the fish. lol.

    Also, won`t they have some sort of risk in really cold water? You could get hypothermia fromt eh inside out...Ouch!

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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 4:10 pm
    Other than that, neat idea.
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    DaWeirdo Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 4:33 pm
    interesting enough.
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    yotimes3 Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 4:40 pm
    cool...then i can be sea-man lol
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 4:57 pm
    rinjihalfelf, who in the hell scuba dives in a lake? and i dont think that we will use up all of the oxygen in a lake anyway, because when you jump in, it mixes more oxygen in. soooo...no.
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    slaine Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 5:05 pm
    well its about time! i`ve been dreaming of that invention since i was only a laddie
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    Targo Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2006 at 6:14 pm
    Rinjihalfelf keep up with the imaginative posts.
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    thyclaine Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 7:38 pm
    She is right,you know.We shouldn`t mindlessly kill fish to do something that we can already do,safer.Sooo....
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    sporka Female 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 8:53 pm
    YESYESYES.

    See, the thing is, that even with the overuse of aoxygen and all that, this is not the final product. It`s like... It`s like think back to the first airplane. Once the initial breakthrough was made, it just got better from there. :D

    ...I cannot think of a better example than that. D: The point that I am trying (horribly) to make is that it`ll get better and more convenient. And probably safer. So yeah. Hurrah for fish-ness.

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    Mighty- Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2006 at 8:57 pm
    i wonder if itll somhow get good enough so its liek the one they have in star wars...thatd be sweet
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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2006 at 9:08 pm
    Very Interesting and Cool! Lem`ala Israel!
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    jimbodahobo Male 13-17
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    February 3, 2006 at 10:32 pm
    psh i thought of that and made it work 10 years ago...i just never told anyone
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    February 4, 2006 at 3:21 am
    Interesting idea, but they already have what they call "re-breathers," which, I guess strip off the Carbon from the CO2 we exhale and provide the cleaned O2 back to the user? I don`t know exactly how they work, but here`s a site if you`re interested: http://www.rebreather.com/

    And, since a rebreather uses your own recycled oxygen, the fishies don`t die! :-)

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    PlatinumKate Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2006 at 7:33 am
    Great! I`ve always wanted to live under the sea.
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2006 at 10:16 am
    FINALLY, i`ve been waiting for this since I was three, now I can REALLY be like a mermaid (with a big, obnoxious, most likely loud machine strapped to her back), but a mermaid, nonetheless...
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    dolina Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2006 at 4:19 pm
    If it was like a jet (beacause of the masive amount of water that was needed) wouldn`t you be able to use that energy to make new power to the batteries maybe?

    I still don`t think it`ll be as cute as Harry Potter whit gills *sigh* ... (well yeah I know.., you don`t have to say anything)

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    micky2 Male 18-29
    225 posts
    February 4, 2006 at 7:13 pm
    I bet they make one like a snorkel mouth peice and like a tube of side ways toilet paper on its side that would be cool
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    porky pig Male 13-17
    64 posts
    February 4, 2006 at 9:59 pm
    wierd and yet cool at the same time
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    hd42slt Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2006 at 10:00 pm
    "dolina said:
    If it was like a jet (beacause of the masive amount of water that was needed) wouldn`t you be able to use that energy to make new power to the batteries maybe?"

    I think if you could use the power of the machine to recharge its battery....that`d be akin to having free energy, which is impossible, I believe.

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    KeBob Male 13-17
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    February 5, 2006 at 10:01 am
    hmm well waiting 2 more years isn`t that bad i guess
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 4:19 pm
    NOW I KNOW WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS :D
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    mysocks Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2006 at 11:29 pm
    Aw man, I`ve been designing this in my head for TOO long.... Shame it`s already been made.
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2006 at 10:05 pm
    ........
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    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    October 23, 2007 at 9:13 am
    Is there a backup incase it dosen`t work?

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