Scientists have created an amazing crystal that can literally suck the oxygen out of a room and store it for future use. A few grains can contain three times more oxygen than a typical oxygen tank used for diving!
The uses are not just limited to under water, the crystals may also be used for people with lung diseases or even in outer space.
Collective Evolution describes the study and a common mineral that forms the secret ingredient.
Danish scientists are a step closer to helping those suffering from respiratory ailments thanks to a revolutionary new absorption crystal. Working out of the University of Southern Denmark the group has uncovered crystalline materials that are capable of pulling oxygen out of both air and water -which could eventually mark the end of the need to carry around large air tanks.
The revolutionary crystalline material can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations, then control its release time depending on what the user needs. This new discovery could even benefit deep sea divers, giving them superhero-like abilities to stay submerged for extended periods of time without an air tank.
….An unexpected aspect to the new development is the oxygen storing process, which turned out to be completely natural. The metal cobalt, which is the essential component in the new crystalline material, controls the process of absorption. It can provide the new material with the molecular and electronic structure that gives it the capability to steal oxygen from the air.
The potential uses are endless!
Source: Collective Evolution
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