[FoRK] Global population increase coming from an unexpected direction?
sdw at lig.net
Thu Oct 28 15:37:03 PDT 2010
On 10/28/10 7:12 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 02:36:09PM +0200, Dave Long wrote:
>> Daedelus once suggested a high pressure xenon atmosphere with just
There are already breathable liquids. One use is high pressure. I thought of that, although you'd have to wear goggles to see well
probably. And liquid/gas transition would be annoying.
>> enough oxygen to breathe. I've quite forgotten what the purpose was,
>> but I do remember that, having the opposite effect as helium, a likely
>> side effect would be "goofy voices" or worse...
> Side effect would be death (xenon is an anaesthetic).
Not so noble of a gas?? It's expensive anyway, or used to be. In 1984 at GE, we had a tiny canister (about personal oxygen
cylinder size) of it as part of the mixture for the arc lamps we were producing. They said it cost $25K for the contents.
> An opposite effect to helium is sulfur hexafluoride, though.
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