30. November 2005 · Comments Off on Army Wants Synthetic Gills · Categories: Military, Technology

Why this is an Army, and not Navy, project escapes me. But no matter, here’s an interesting tidbit I found over at Military.com:

The Army recently handed Case Western Reserve University and Waltham, MA’s Infoscitex Corp. a joint contract to start investigating a “Microfabricated Biomimetic Artificial Gill System… based on the subdividing regions of clef, filament, and lamellae found in natural fish gills.” In the first phase of the program, “gas exchange units will be designed and demonstrated for rapid, efficient extract of oxygen from surrounding water.”

Further, it seems the Israelis already have something

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