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how to make plasma in the microwave

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    Search YouTube for any of the brainiac clips involving Microwaves, they do much more than just making plasma :)
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I did that when I was 10. Of course, CDs were made differently then.

    Oh yeah, I made plasma from CDs. Plasma is everywhere.. releasing it is the trick.

    Now can you find out how to make aluminum foil defy gravity ?
     
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    Enlighten me please guys, what is actually going on here? What does he mean plasma?
     
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    Many places teach that there are three states of matter; solid, liquid and gas, but there are actually four. The fourth is plasma. To put it very simply, a plasma is an ionized gas, a gas into which sufficient energy is provided to free electrons from atoms or molecules and to allow both species, ions and electrons, to coexist. The funny thing about that is, that as far as we know, plasmas are the most common state of matter in the universe. They are even common here on earth. A plasma is a gas that has been energized to the point that some of the electrons break free from, but travel with, their nucleus. Gases can become plasmas in several ways, but all include pumping the gas with energy. A spark in a gas will create a plasma. A hot gas passing through a big spark will turn the gas stream into a plasma that can be useful. Plasma torches like that are used in industry to cut metals. The biggest chunk of plasma you will see is that dear friend to all of us, the sun. The sun's enormous heat rips electrons off the hydrogen and helium molecules that make up the sun. Essentially, the sun, like most stars, is a great big ball of plasma.

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    Plasma is also defined as a component of blood. something like 17% water, 1% minerals and something else.
     
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    Or, if you believe in sci fi, an energy source for weapons, i.e. plasma cannon, plasma grenade, etc. Ironic that nerds are smart enough to think up wacky ideas but fail to observe the remotely scientific possible.
     
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