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Artificial Gills

Duration: 02:59

Israeli scientist Alan Bodner has invented a way of capturing the dissolved oxygen in water which could allow humans the freedom to breathe underwater for hours at a time.

Using a centrifuge to spin the water, the oxygen naturally dissolved in water is released and collected in a special pump that the user can directly breathe. Science reporter Jem Stansfield explains the science behind the invention.

Available since: Wed 3 Nov 2010


Series Producer
Rob Baker
Ashley Jensen
Peter Sallis
Jem Stansfield
Merlin Crossingham

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Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention Nature Knows Best

1/6 The show looks at flying penguins in Germany and self-cooling houses in Malawi.

First broadcast: 03 Nov 2010

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