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Originally posted by snowman9364
Scientists may have found a way to treat infections that works better than antibiotics. The solution is not another drug, but a feat of physics: cold plasma.
raises lots of questions.. how beneficial could this be?, and at what cost?.. no more poppin pills?
Originally posted by MzMorbid
Sadly, this probably won't come to pass for the masses. No money in real cures for things. They'd much rather prescribe more, even though the current path can only lead to un-killable virus/bacterias...well- un-killable by every method but these cold-plasma type treatments (which again, the unwashed won't be able to afford).
Convenient!edit on 20-12-2010 by MzMorbid because: Cat helping me type
These ambient-air-temperature ionized gases could also be used as a Star Trek-like protective shield around sensitive electronics-bearing devices, such as satellites; as cloaking technology for military aircraft, as a means of absorbing radar waves in order to remain hidden on enemy screens; and as components of a new generation of miniature lasers and in advanced, low-energy-consumption flourescent light tubes.
Other defense-related, cold-plasma applications, such as electronics shielding and radar-absorbing cloaking, have so intrigued the Air Force Office of Scientific Research that it has underwritten Laroussi’s work to the tune of $300,000 over the last five years, with a separate, additional grant of $167,000 awarded just this year. Given Laroussi’s technological achievement and clear progress, further funding from private and public sources may be forthcoming. More patents are pending, as are additional uses.