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Cool plasma packs heat against biofilms

Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. But it's not ...

Jun 11, 2009 4.8 / 5 (12) 9

May You Stay Forever Young

Before plastic surgery and botox, an ancient culture had a different way of dealing with the quest for eternal youth. Why not simply live forever? In medieval China, third century B.C., people believed it ...

May 27, 2009 2.9 / 5 (11) 2

The Chatter of Neurons (w/Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Close your eyes. Extend your arms and let your fingertips explore your surroundings. What textures and shapes do you feel? What can you infer about your immediate environment simply through touch?

Apr 27, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 0