I've just finished an exclusive piece for How We Get To Next about an Israeli inventor who's installing gills in a submarine. I've been chasing the story for almost six months, so it's great to see it finally go live. It's a fascinating topic, too - here's an excerpt:
In May 2012, in a pool at the London School of Diving, Danish freediver Stig Severinsen set a world record for the longest breath held voluntarily underwater — a startling 22 minutes. Two years before, he’d managed 20 minutes in a tank full of sharks. But most people don’t have Severinsen’s fortitude and can only survive a minute or two underwater without assistance.
That’s where Alan Bodner comes in, an Israeli inventor who’s building artificial gills for a submarine that will be able to ferry four people to a depth of near 650 feet without cannisters of air brought from the surface. Instead, it draws oxygen from the water around it, just like fish do.
You can read the rest of the article right here.