© Bryan Allen Electricity, which generates a person may be sufficient for charging the mobile phone. Our neurons are under constant tension, and the difference between life and death can be determined by electric waves on the EEG.
1. Treatment rays As in Ancient Rome, the son of a wealthy architect and an aspiring physician, Claudius Galen was walking along the shore of the Mediterranean sea. And then his eyes appeared very strange sight to meet him was two residents of nearby villages, the heads of which were bound stingrays! So the story describes the first known case of the use of physiotherapy with live electricity. The method was taken by Galen on the note, and such an unusual way he was saved from the pain after the wounds of gladiators, and even cured a sore back from the Emperor Mark Antony, who shortly afterwards appointed him personal physician. Then the man faced with the inexplicable phenomenon of "live electricity". And the experiences were not always positive. So, one day, in the era of great geographical discoveries, from the banks of the Amazon, the Europeans clashed with the local electric eels, which generate voltage in water up to 550 volts. Grief was the one who accidentally fell into a three-meter range.
2. Electricity in every But for the first time science has drawn attention to the electro, but rather on the ability of living organisms to produce electricity, after the most amusing case of frog legs in the XVIII, who one stormy day, somewhere in Bologna, began to twitch from contact with the iron. Walked into the butcher shop for the French delicacy, the wife of the Bologna Professor Luigi Galletti, I saw this horrible picture and told my husband about the evil power that is raging in the neighborhood. But, Galatti looked at it from a scientific point of view, and after 25 years of hard work he published his book "Treatise on electricity power in muscle movement. In it, a scientist first stated – electricity is in each of us, and the nerves this kind of "wiring". 3. How it works How it generates electricity? The whole reason for the numerous biochemical processes that occur at the cellular level. Inside our body there are many different chemicals, oxygen, sodium, calcium, potassium, and many others. Their reactions to each other and produce electrical energy. For example, in the process of "cellular respiration", when a cell releases the energy obtained from water, carbon dioxide, and so on. She in turn is deposited in special chemical macroergic compounds, let's call it "storage" and then used "as needed". But this is just one example – in our body a lot of chemical processes that produce electricity. Every man is a real powerhouse, and it could be used in everyday life.
4. How much do we produce a watt? The man's energy as an alternative source of power has long ceased to be a dream of science fiction. People have great prospects as electricity generators, it is possible to generate from almost any of our actions. So, from one breath to get 1 W, and a relaxed step will be enough to power a light bulb 60 watts, and to charge the phone will be enough. So the problem with the resources and alternative sources of energy, people can solve, literally, himself. The case for small – to learn to pass the energy we are such a useless waste, "where necessary". And researchers already have proposals on this matter. Thus, active research on the effect of piezoelectricity, which produces voltage from mechanical impact. Based on it back in 2011, Australian scientists have proposed a computer model that was charged would be the keystroke. In Korea are developing a phone that will be charged from the conversation, that is, from sound waves, and a group of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a working prototype "nanogenerator" of zinc oxide, which is implanted in the human body and produces a current from each of our movement.
But that's not all, using solar panels in some cities are going to get energy from peak hours, specifically between vibrations during walking pedestrians and cars, and then use it for lighting the city. This idea was proposed by London architects the firm of Architects Facility. In their words: "during peak hours through the Victoria station in 60 minutes is 34 thousand people. No need to be a mathematical genius to figure out — if we can use this energy, it can actually be a very useful source of energy that is currently wasted". By the way, the Japanese already use the turnstiles in the Tokyo underground, through which every day there are hundreds of thousands of people. Still the railway – the main transport artery of the Country of the Rising sun.
5. "Waves of death" by the Way, live electricity is the cause of many very strange phenomena that science can explain it is still not. Perhaps the most famous of them – "wave of death", whose discovery led to a new phase of debate about the existence of the soul and about the nature of "okolosmertnyh experience", which is sometimes tell people who have experienced clinical death. In 2009, one of the American hospitals were removed from the MRI nine people dying, which at that time was not saved. The experiment was carried out to resolve long-standing ethical debate about when a person is really dead. The results were sensational – after the death in all subjects of the brain, which was supposed to be crucified, it literally exploded – it was an incredibly powerful bursts of electrical pulses, which are never observed in a living person. They came in two or three minutes after the heart stops and lasted about three minutes. Prior to this, similar experiments were conducted on rats in which the same was started a minute later after the death and lasted 10 seconds. Such a fatalistic phenomenon scientists have dubbed the "wave of death".
The scientific explanation for the "wave of death" has spawned a host of ethical issues. According to one of the experimenters, Dr. Chawla Lakhmir, like bursts of brain activity are explained by the fact that from lack of oxygen, the neurons lose their electrical potential and are discharged, emitting pulses of the "avalanche". Live neurons are constantly under a slight negative voltage of – 70 minivault, which is fixed, by getting rid of positive ions that remain outside. After death the balance is disturbed, and the neurons were rapidly changing the polarity from "minus" to "plus". Hence the "wave of death".
If this theory is correct, the "wave of death" on the MRI conducts the elusive line between life and death. After it the job of a neuron can not be recovered, the body is no longer able to electrical impulses. In other words, the doctors then it makes no sense to fight for human life.
But, if you look at the problem from the other side. To assume that the "wave of death" — the last attempt of the brain to give the heart an electrical discharge to resume his work. In this case, during the "wave of death" do not need to fold hands, but on the contrary to use this chance to save lives. So says the doctor-resuscitator, lance Becker of the University of Pennsylvania, pointing out that there have been cases when a person was "revived" after "waves", and hence a bright splash of electric pulses in the human body, and then decline, still cannot be considered the last threshold.