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News Suspended animation achieved via rotten eggs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Will this involve the probeulator?

    All Futurama humor aside, this is very interesting indeed. One must wonder what its like to be knocked out into the future of 5 minutes, dang lucky mice.
     
  3. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    cool, your pitiful excuse for a human race are finally starting to get somewhere. give it 20 years for you to perfect the treatment and invent a DECENT spacecraft and I can finally leave this pitiful planet and go home.

    ***blink Blink***

    Sorry, I was channeling my local alien for a minute there. so this suspends all life processes for 5 minutes it would be interesting to see if the mouse later developed any adnormalities that may have caused death or injury after all who wants to be woken up in the year 3000 to live for a week just to discover that the process has screwed up your lungs, liver etc and that you now can never leave your hospital bed.

    would also be interesting to see this done whilst the mouse is having an MRI or cat scan (I always get the two confused) to see what brain activity there is during the suspension.
     
  4. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    :lol:

    This reminds me of a very good short by Larry Niven of a man awoken after 500 years... can't remember the name though.
    I't's a short story, the man wakes up in some criminal's body, and is instructed and drilled to pay off his 'bedt' to his awakeners. Great story.
     
  5. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    wait, question:
    isn't sulphur dioxide the bad egg gas? my chemistry is rusted.
    oh, wikipedia says otherwise. it's a preservative and smells a little like it, but hydrogen sulphide is the stuff that is actually given off by rotten eggs.
     
  6. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Good ol H2S. Not only will it kill you, but it can put you into suspended animation as well. wonderful stuff isn't it?
     
  7. johnmustrule

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    Sales expected to be high pre-console release.
     
  8. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    You can actually achieve this in three simple steps:
    1) Walk into your nearest pub, or bar.
    2) Proceed to urinate in someone's pint.
    3) ...
    4) Hey, hey future!
    4a) OW.
     
  9. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    TomH, you owe me one keyboard now that I've just sprayed beer all over this one.

    I'll have a SteelSeries 7G please.

    Oh and the NewScientist article has a few more details.

    Says they managed to send the mice into supsended animation (more like a deep hibernation really) for upto 6 hours.
     
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  10. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    'Rammer', (from 'Hole in Space' collection) about Corbett the corpsicle. Later expanded to a novel ('A World Out of Time') where Corbett returns to Earth 2 million years later (thanks to near light-speed time-dilation effects). I have both books.
     
  11. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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