breath \ 'breth\ n [ME breth]
a. the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. (I was gasping for breath.) b. an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. (She drew in a quick breath.) c. (archaic) the power of breathing; life. d. SPIRIT, ANIMATION— synonyms: life, life force; in one breath : almost simultaneously

Monthly archive August, 2015
Make a Cloud (in Your Mouth)

Make a Cloud (in Your Mouth)

Get atmospheric with Physics Girl. Inhale, click, pressurize and blow!
This Drone Takes a Whale's Breath Away

This Drone Takes a Whale’s Breath Away

With the goal of conserving the world’s whales, a research group called Ocean Alliance has developed and launched something they call the “snotbot.” Using drone technology, these scientists can capture the exhalations of whales’ blow holes and later examine the material to determine the health of the whales and diagnose illness. Another  research group engaged in...
A Very Deep and Heartfelt Goodbye

A Very Deep and Heartfelt Goodbye

It seems to many fans (including myself) and practitioners of freediving that the sport of freediving existed in two separate states – before Natalia Molchanova and after.  Accomplished and extraordinary, making and breaking record after record, Natalia showed the world what is possible in mind, body and spirit when it came to going deep and then...
The Better to Squeeze You With

The Better to Squeeze You With

Just for the record, (to be filed under worst ways to die), when you get squeezed to death by a gigantic boa constrictor you don’t suffocate or asphyxiate, you die of, well constriction. These huge snakes, which can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh more than 80 pounds, were thought to squeeze their victim...
Breathtaking Cocktails

Breathtaking Cocktails

At a bar in London, instead of the tinkling of glasses, what you will hear is the sound of deep breathing. The owners of  Alcoholic Architecture have created a cocktail room where it’s possible to inhale a humidified version of a gin and tonic pumped out as vapor. The alcoho,l as well as being absorbed by...
Fast Facts About Legionnaires' Disease

Fast Facts About Legionnaires’ Disease

A recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in the South Bronx of New York City and has resulted in 10 deaths. The victims were infected by inhaling the deadly bacteria in a mist or vapor from the contaminated source, which in this case was a cooling tower that had failed to be cleaned or...
Death by Electrical Fan?

Death by Electrical Fan?

National Public Radio recently aired a story on a persistant myth in Seoul, Korea of  “fan death.” Although media outlets and scientists there have attempted to debunk the idea, many residents truly believe that falling asleep with an electrical fan on is a deadly risk. The belief is that the blowing air will cause the body’s temperature...
A Lung Cancer Death Remembered

A Lung Cancer Death Remembered

Ten years ago on August 7th, 2005 news anchor Peter Jennings lost his life to lung cancer a the age of 66. A self-made man, he dropped out of high school and eventually became one of the most successful journalists, foreign correspondent and newspersons in the history of the United States. He served as anchor...
Put a Ring on It

Put a Ring on It

Dutch artist, Daan Roosegaarde has started a crowd source fund raising campaign on the website Kickstarter to build the world’s biggest air purifier. The tower, the first of which will be in the Netherlands, would put out  123 million cubic feet of clean air per day and tour the world including to a few cities known for...
How to Perform Infant CPR

How to Perform Infant CPR

Infants have different needs when it comes to CPR. Adults most often require it for cardiac arrest, whereas infants more often require CPR as a result of a blocked airway. This also makes it important to start CPR immediately. See how here. Because their airways are narrower and more fragile than adults, its recommended you use...