71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and, for the most part, it is unexplored by humans…until now! Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark in conjunction with the University of Sydney, Austrailia have discovered a crystalline material that is capable of absorbing oxygen from both air and water! This revolutionary material can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations then control the release time of that oxygen depending on what the user needs. The benefits to this are unquantifiable but could be especially beneficial to deep sea divers and to those suffering from respiratory ailments.
A study led by professor Christine McKenzie alongside Jonas Sundberg of the University of Southern Denmark involved about 10 liters of microscopic grains of the material and found them to be enough to suck the oxygen out of a room. Even just a few grains contain enough oxygen for a single breath and that material can even absorb and supply oxygen from water surrounding deep sea divers. The oxygen saturated material is so effective that it is comparable to 3 full pure oxygen tanks under pressure! One of the key ingredients is the metal cobalt in the material which controls the process of absorption which gives it the molecular and electrical structure to be capable of absorbing oxygen from air and water. Remarkably the absorption and releasing process can be done many times without losing the ability much like a sponge in water. The impact that this discovery will have on the medical field as well as exploration will be monumental and I look forward to it. For more information please visit: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/10/10/absorbing-crystal-can-steal-oxygen-from-air/