Breathing Underwater Crystals

Science Article!

You could be the little mermaid or at least visit her, even have Aquaman consider you to be his sidekick, or party with spongebob.

A group of scientists have created crystals that make breathing underwater a reality. These “Aquaman Crystals” not only help you live out underwater dreams these could be a major help to lung cancer patients to help sustain regular breathing levels.

Scientists have figured out how to pack a room’s worth of oxygen into a bucket full of crystals. Unlike other substances that also react to oxygen, they’re likening it to a sponge that can absorb and hold oxygen.

A few grains of the crystal can almost be compared to an oxygen tank and will contain enough oxygen for one breath. The material will absorb oxygen from the water around the diver and supply the diver with it.

Like having very few crystals to breathe underwater, the lung cancer patients would be able to breathe on land and the crystals will take oxygen from the surrounding air. With that they will be able to go free without their oxygen tank and instead have it switched out with a handful of crystals.

It’s the dreams and fantasies of swimming with ariel, fighting with aquaman, or meeting spongebob that make scientific advancement cool and oftentimes useful for medicine and human development.

Malala Yousafzai Won the Nobel Peace Prize for the Voiceless Children

Malala Yousafzai, the 2014 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke for the children. Considerably a child herself at just seventeen, she stays true to what she knows. Using ‘totally’ made her real, what Nobel Peace Prize winner can get away with that? She doesn’t use larger words to impress the older audience, but sticks to the words of children because:

The youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient is a Pakistani activist for female education and is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native province of northwest Pakistan. Through her story she wants other children all around the world to know that they should stand up for their rights.

The local Taliban tried to stop girls from attending school and only having two options: “One was not to speak and wait to be killed. And the second was – and the second was to speak up and then be killed.” Choosing the second option, they shot her and left her for dead. Malala’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement.

Everyone’s life has live and tribulations, but it’s a choice on whether it makes you better or worse. Becoming better than the world she was brought into, her message to children all around the world that they should stand up for their rights.

“I have received this award, but this is not the end. This is not the end. This is not the end of this campaign which I have started. I think this is really the beginning and I want to see every child going to school.” –Malala Yousafzai