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aqualung

breathing apparatus used by divers, etc., consisting of a mouthpiece attached to air cylinders strapped to the back

aqualung

[′ak·wə‚ləŋ]
(engineering)
A self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) of the demand or open-circuit type developed by J.Y. Cousteau.
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The importance of the technology to the film was suggested in material produced from its publicity campaign, with numerous promotional posters and pamphlets, including images of the aqualung. (1) Through Merriman, King of the Coral Sea conveys the importance of technological innovation in the post-war period, while also positioning Merriman as a post-war entrepreneur:
Hales began his career in '90s Britpop indie acts Ruth and 45s but struck out on his own as Aqualung in September 2002 and rose to prominence when his song Strange And Beautiful was picked up for a Volkswagen advert.
Using technology invented to allow cars to run off gas during the Second World War (designed by an engineer named Emil Gagnan), Cousteau's patented aqualung would put the magic of the underwater world within reach of millions of people.
Dubbed the Aqualung, the device gave Cousteau and other scientists a new opportunity to stay submerged long enough to study-and capture on film-underwater life.
Songs include "Living in the Past," "Aqualung," "Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die," "Thick As A Brick," and "Life Is A Long Song" among its 12 tracks.
His invention of the aqualung and pioneering of underwater photography brought a previously unseen world into sharp focus.
The Voyages continued with Le Voyage au centre de la Terre (1864; Journey to the Center of theEarth, A), De la Terre a la Lune (1865; From the Earth to the Moon), Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers (1869-70; Twenty Thousand Leagues Underthe Sea), and L'Ile mysterieuse (1874; Mysterious Island, The), in which he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments, including the submarine, the aqualung, television, and space travel.
It was selfcontained and light, so that with an Aqualung and finned devices on their feet, divers could probe under the water's surface with freedom and mobility.
YOU may not know this, but you've probably been listening to a lot of Aqualung recently.
Also announcing a new tour this week is Aqualung, who has been away far too long for my liking.