Do you remember the last time you were held under for long enough to feel a twinge of panic? Sometime in the near future, you might not have to worry about that. Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark have created a material that can store oxygen in high concentrations and release it when needed.
A bucket full (10 litres, or around 22 pounds) of the material is enough to suck up all the oxygen in an average sized room. Think about how long you could breathe in a sealed room. The material, dubbed the “Aquaman Crystal,” is able to absorb and release oxygen many times over without losing the ability. “It is like dipping a sponge in water, squeezing the water out of it and repeating the process over and over again,” Christine McKenzie, a professor at the University explains.