The last time we detected a plasma oscillation was nine years ago.
When the frequency goes up, it means the density of the plasma is increasing.
Gurnett knew that he could use the vibrations in the plasma to determine its density.
First, he goes online to research all of his options (plasma vs. LCD, makes, models, etc.).
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.
What the plasma is to the blood, the lymph is to the nerves.
Some waste products, to be spoken of later, are also found in the plasma.
The remainder of the protoplasm probably becomes fluid, and afterwards forms the plasma in which the corpuscles float.
Differences are also found in the chemical composition of the plasma.
A plasma arc torch (has been) developed for fabricating ultrahard materials and coatings by mass production methods.
1712, "form, shape" (earlier plasm), from Late Latin plasma, from Greek plasma "something molded or created," hence "image, figure; counterfeit, forgery; formed style, affectation," from plassein "to mold," originally "to spread thin," from PIE *plath-yein, from root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)). Sense of "liquid part of blood" is from 1845; that of "ionized gas" is 1928.
plasma plas·ma (plāz'mə) or plasm (plāz'əm)
The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.
Cell-free, sterilized blood plasma, used in transfusions.
Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
Note: Plasmas are usually associated with very high temperatures — most of the sun is a plasma, for example.
PLAnner-like System Modelled on Actors. Carl Hewitt, 1975. The first actor language. Originally called Planner-73, and implemented in MacLisp. Lisp-like syntax, but with several kinds of parentheses and brackets.
["A PLASMA Primer", B. Smith et al, AI Lab Working Paper 92, MIT Oct 1975].
["Viewing Control Structures as Patterns of Passing Messages", C. Hewitt, AI Lab Memo 410, MIT 1976].