Monday, April 9, 2012

Modern Medicine

Much like the gadgets on Star Trek that cure tour ailments by being passed over them accompanied by the usual humming noises, Researchers in Hong Kong and Australia are announcing a battery-powered plasma gun that can disinfect a wound to a modest but significant depth.

Extrapolating, I would imagine this could also be used to purify modest amounts of water in a pinch. A useful gadget to have out in the woods.

Makes me wonder what one might do by scaling it up to a 5Kw model to run off your home generator. Lessee, how many watts available in a nuclear-powered navy cruiser? Or maybe from a freighter boat, minding its own business in waters off Somalia?

H/T to Jigsaw for this one.

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