Institute of Physics

Safer medical kit by plasma-activated water

similar to the form created in neon signs, fluorescent tubes and TV displays – to create water that stays significantly antibacterial and can be used as a disinfectant for at least seven days after becoming plasma-active.

Nov 04, 2011
4.5 / 5 (4) 4 | with audio podcast

Control the cursor with power of thought

The act of mind reading is something usually reserved for science-fiction movies but researchers in America have used a technique, usually associated with identifying epilepsy, for the first time to show that ...

Apr 07, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

Plasma produces KO cocktail for MRSA

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and other drug-resistant bacteria could face annihilation as low-temperature plasma prototype devices have been developed to offer safe, quick, easy and un ...

Nov 26, 2009
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Optical microscopes lend a hand to graphene research

(Phys.org)—The remarkable properties and subsequent applications of graphene have been well-documented since it was first isolated in 2004; however, researchers are still trying to find a quick, cheap and efficient way ...

Nov 15, 2012
5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Making quantum cryptography practical

Quantum cryptography, a completely secure means of communication, is much closer to being used practically as researchers from Toshiba and Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory have now developed high speed detectors ...

Apr 30, 2009
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