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.

dateNov 04, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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0.2 second test for explosive liquids

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since a failed terrorist attack in 2006, plane passengers have not been able to carry bottles of liquid through security at airports, leaving some parched at the airport and others having ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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Nuisance noise silenced by an acoustic cloak

Researchers in Spain have proven that metamaterials, materials defined by their unusual man-made cellular structure, can be designed to produce an acoustic cloak - a cloak that can make objects impervious to sound waves, ...

dateJun 13, 2008 in General Physics
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Huskies lend insight into mercury risk

Researchers have highlighted the serious health risks associated with the diets of indigenous people by linking the accumulation of mercury in their primary food source to a decrease in the power of antioxidants.

dateNov 20, 2011 in Environment
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Using invisibility to increase visibility

Research into the development of invisibility devices has spurred two physicists' thought on the behaviour of light to overcome the seemingly intractable problem of optical singularities which could soon lead to the manufacturing ...

dateNov 27, 2008 in General Physics
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