Watch Under-water Breathing Device Has $820,000 Of Funding Despite Being Scientifi-cally Impossible -

Watch Under-water Breathing Device Has $820,000 Of Funding Despite Being Scientifi-cally Impossible

it probably is. Have NASA invented a warp drive? No chance. Was a 1.2-meter-long (4-foot-long) rodent actually found in London recently? Probably not. The newest member of this mad menagerie may be a latest device being showcased on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo that claims to allow the consumer to breathe underwater.
Marketed as the “the future of underwater- breathing,” the mouth-based device boasts artificial gills that give the user with oxygen for up to 45 minutes at a maximum dive deepness of 4.6 meters (15 feet). It uses a microporous filter that has tiny holes in it, small sufficient to stop the water getting in, but huge sufficient to let dissolved, “free-floating” oxygen in.
Powered by a supercharged lithium-ion series, this stolen oxygen is then compressed and kept in an on-board storage tank, prepared for you to breathe. Ta da! Underwater liberation is yours, man scuba diver; you can throw your bulky scuba tools away for good. Except, of path, there are several fundamental technical problems with this idea.
Watch Under-water Breathing Device Has $820,000 Of Funding Despite Being Scientifi-cally Impossible
Firstly, this device isn’t chiefly big. In fact, it’s only 29 centimeters (11.5 inches) long. In arrange to filter out enough oxygen from the water for the client to, you know, not die, a device of this size would have to be receiving through 90 liters (24 gallons) of water every single minute, while in service at 100 percent competence.
That’s about 6 garden hoses’ worth of weight. The only way to do this would be to have the swimmer shift at speeds that would make Usain Bolt blush.
Compressing the oxygen would also receive a lot of energy, so the on-board series would have to be powerful – so powerful that, according to Andrew David Thaler, a deep-sea environmentalist who spoke to Business Insider, it isn’t obtainable on the market yet.
Also, mouthful of air in pure, pressurized oxygen brings with it its own health problems. Too much high-pressure oxygen can, over time, cause severe injure to your respiratory and central nervous systems.
One knowledgeable Reddit user has pointed out that the device could be electrolyzing the water, in which an electrical circuit is used to split the water molecules into hydrogen and valuable oxygen. Indeed, this is how submarines create the oxygen they require for their long-submerged crew, which is then mixed with air within the craft in order to create it breathable.
So could Triton be electrolyzing the water in this method? Probably not. That would need a heck of a lot of electrical energy – a nuclear reactor’s worth of electrical energy, in fact, in order to create enough oxygen fast enough. It’s unlikely Triton has a nuclear reactor within it, and even if it did, attach one to your face is probably not wise.
So, understandably, many stay put skeptical of Triton’s claims, as they have been for at slightest two years. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, after all.
Curiously, this hasn’t stopped up the Indiegogo project already reaching its funding goal of $50,000 dollars. In fact, it's clock in at $820,000 right now, showing that at least 2,205 backers aren’t swayed by some gravely dodgy -science. indow.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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