The touch screen in your phone relies on a very scarce element called indium. But now researchers have used plasma technology to do the same job without the risk that the world will run out.
Alfvén waves, first proposed 80 years ago, could explain why the sun’s atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface.
The compact accelerators are 100 times smaller than traditional ones, and could easily fit inside hospitals and laboratories.
A potential shortage of crucial blood plasma highlights the case for paying Canadians for plasma donations, rather than continuing to import most plasma from the United States, where donors are paid.
We're full of blood – around five litres, on average.
After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.
Before a vaccine is available to teach your immune system to ward off the coronavirus, maybe you can directly use molecules that have already fought it in other people.
Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
Viruses are small enough to pass through filters, including face masks. Disabling viruses with electrically charged gases could be a better way to curb airborne transmission.
There are many forces in nature, but they may one day be united into The Force.
The Earth’s magnetic field has a beat, scientists discover.
In the EU, 31% of plastic products go to landfill: but a process called “cold plasma pyrolysis” could turn them into clean fuels.
Nobel laureate Peter Doherty explains immunity.
Plasma physics suggests Star Wars blaster guns would be extremely deadly.
Blood transports nutrients, hormones, proteins, vitamins and minerals around our body.
Everything you never knew about the red stuff in your veins.
The Earth’s magnetic field acts like a giant instrument playing magnetic music.
Listen to some weird space sounds and help identify crunches, whistles and other odd effects. It could help save our satellites.
The vast majority of matter in the universe is plasma: electrically charged gas. Scientists are untangling how dust interacts with plasma both in space and experimentally closer to home.
After half a century of trying, scientists have finally caught a glimpse of the magnetic process that fuels space weather and the northern lights.