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Plasma Donation Centers Are Overcrowded But Donations Can Not Meet Demand

20, 2007

During the holiday season, a little extra money always comes in handy. Some Columbus area residents are turning to plasma donations to get it but are finding themselves stuck waiting in long lines in order to donate.

Invention makes jet engines quieter

Igor Adamovich, left, andMohammad Samimy, with the simulated jet exhaust they use to test plasma actuator technology.
July 2, 2007

With nearly seven million passengers moving through Port Columbus International airport every year, the jarring sound of airplane noise may be painfully familiar. NASA expects U.S. air traffic to double or triple by 2025, a projection that has engineers working hard to silence the roar. Engineers at Ohio State University have applied for a patent on technology called plasma actuators that could reduce jet noise.