On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 02:14:51PM -0700, George Davidovich wrote: > > > > A number of supercomputers from Cray and Control Data and maybe some > > other places used this sort of thing on some experimental systems. I > > don't know if any ever were put in to commercial production. They > > submerged who boards in to it and then supercooled the fluid. I > > don't remember the chemical names. > > I do, but have no idea why. > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorohexane > > > The fluid was a relative of Freon and held sufficient levels of oxygen > > to support lung breathers. They used to have a tank with a live mouse > > submerged in it bouncing around and seeming to have no trouble not > > choking or drowning. > > > A variation of it was also researched as a blood substitute for some > > special medical needs. I don't know how far that went. I know it > > is not all fantasy because I saw the live mouse. > > I believe you. I saw a similar scene in a movie, so I already knew it > had to be true. Bonus points for anyone that can add to this thread's > collection of off-topic but semi-interesting trivia and name the movie.
I vaguely remember a movie with it in, but I saw it in person at Cray headquarters back when. > > > I didn't try the blood substitute. > > How do you save a drowning mouse? > Use mouse to mouse resuscitation. > > Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the veal instead. Only with the asparagus. ////jerry > > -- > George > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"