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Friday, July 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rise of Aqua(wo)man

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UPDATED: Fri, Jul 10, 11:13AM
As millions have seen via free diving videos on YouTube, humans have never been closer to becoming aquatic beings, reminiscent of the ideal set by Atlanteans like Aquaman, Namor, and other subsea heroes. The world record for breath holding is now an astonishing 22 minutes, thanks thanks to breakthroughs in physiology and technology, there are now humans like panelist Mandy-Rae Krack (world champion free-diver and record-holder) who have descended to 289 feet on one breath. James Leichter (professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography-UCSD), Liz Parkinson (dive instructor, Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas), Mark Patterson (professor, Northeastern University), and moderator Steve Broback (co-founder, Dent the Future) will discuss with panelists how divers are living undersea for extended periods, how science is extending the abilities of humans, and what tips and techniques can make us all a bit more like Aquaman and Aquawoman.

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB