Image: Cold plasma tested on ISS

Low-temperature plasma – electrically charged gas – that was originally tested aboard the International Space Station is now being harnessed to kill drug-resistant bacteria and viruses that can cause infections in hospital.

How to ice-proof the next generation of aircraft

35,000 feet is standard cruising altitude for a commercial jet airplane, but at those lofty heights the air temperature plummets below -51 degrees Celsius and ice can easily form on wings. To prevent ice formation and subsequent ...

Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation

Texas A&M University researchers are looking to nature for inspiration in developing a new method of underwater plasma generation using shrimp as a model—a discovery that could provide significant improvements for actions ...

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