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.
> > 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.
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