Plasma Scalpels May Make Surgery More Precise and Less Bloody In medicine, plasma usually refers to the liquid component of blood. Now scientists are researching how to better harness the plasma found in stars and lightning--the fourth fundamental state of matter, alongside solids, liquids and gases--to cut into the body like a blowtorch for bloodless surgery. [More]
June 6, 2013 - Scientific American
Brendan Nelson in Melbourne Herald Sun Now he's actually going to be able to eyeball these people,Dr Nelson said today. "And he ought to be a human blowtorch and put direct pressure on them to actually commit to a global response to climate change."
Helen Clark in National Business Review I've been under the blowtorch of public scrutiny as an MP for 27 years, Mr Key has been in Parliament barely six and he's starting to find out what it's like when you go for the big job,Miss Clark said today on TV One's Breakfast show.