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2013-02-11 15:55:16

Scientists at ICFO develop a technique for MRIs on a molecular scale Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in collaboration with the CSIC and Macquarie University in Australia, have developed a new technique, similar to the MRI but with a much higher resolution and sensitivity, which has the ability to scan individual cells. In an article published in Nature Nanotech, and highlighted by Nature, ICFO Prof. Romain Quidant explains how this was accomplished using...

2013-02-08 14:25:56

Although scientists have been aware that magnetism and electricity are two sides of the same proverbial coin for almost 150 years, researchers are still trying to find new ways to use a material´s electric behavior to influence its magnetic behavior, or vice versa. Thanks to new research by an international team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy´s Argonne National Laboratory, physicists have developed new methods for controlling magnetic order in a particular...

Salmon Use Magnetic Maps To Navigate Home
2013-02-08 10:14:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new analysis of over 56 years of data has revealed that sockeye salmon use a magnetic map to return to their spawning grounds after years at sea. The findings of this study were published online in the journal Current Biology. "To find their way back home across thousands of kilometers of ocean, salmon imprint on the magnetic field that exists where they first enter the sea as juveniles," said Nathan Putman of Oregon State...

Magnetic Fields Created Before Stars In The Early Universe
2013-01-02 13:13:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An astronomer wrote in the journal Physical Review Letters about a new mechanism for the magnetization of the early universe. Before stars formed, luminous matter consisted only of fully ionized gas of protons, electrons, helium nuclei and lithium nuclei which were produced during the Big Bang. “All higher metals, for example, magnetic iron could, according to today´s conception, only be formed in the inside of...

Earth's Magnetic Field And Maori Stones
2012-12-09 06:12:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Maori of New Zealand have been cooking in earth ovens, called hangi or umu, since at least the 1200s. These ovens are fire pits, scooped out of the ground. A fire is built and large volcanic stones are laid over the fire. When the fire burns down, the food is wrapped in leaves, placed in baskets and laid on the rocks with wet fern fronds. A layer of earth is scraped over the food, sealing in the heat and steam. The stones inside...

Rapid Changes In The Earths Core
2012-10-23 05:44:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) said the magnetic gravity fields of Earth are going through some changes. Earth's magnetic field is generated by flows of liquid iron in the outer core. The Earth's magnetic field protects us from cosmic radiation particles. By understanding these processes in the outer core, scientists are able to have a better grasp of the terrestrial shield....

2012-10-10 19:22:54

JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jerry Jacobson, biophysicist and inventor, announced today the results of studies on the effect of extremely low intensity electromagnetic fields on the restoration of forelimb grip strength, and radial nerve ultrastructure in mice with induced motor neuropathy. After administration of neurotoxin, mice persisted to exhibit a 56% decrease in grip strength; and radial nerve electron micrographs showed axonal demyelination, inactive mitochondria...

Largest-ever Magnetic Field Found Around Massive Star
2012-09-12 06:10:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers have measured the largest-ever magnetic field around a massive star and reported their findings in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at The University of Texas McDonald Observatory and the Canada-France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on Hawaii's Mauna Kea to determine that the star's magnetic field is 20,000 times stronger than the Sun's. The magnetic...

Caltech Lab Is Always Sunny
2012-08-21 09:21:49

Researchers reproduce plasma loops to help understand solar physics In orbit around Earth is a wide range of satellites that we rely on for everything from television and radio feeds to GPS navigation. Although these spacecraft soar high above storms on Earth, they are still vulnerable to weather–only it's weather from the sun. Large solar flares–or plasma that erupts from the sun's surface–can cause widespread damage, both in space and on Earth, which is why researchers...

2012-08-20 15:34:27

Realization of a new type of magnetic phase in devices opens the door to electronics based on topologically non-trivial materials A team of researchers at RIKEN and the University of Tokyo has demonstrated a new material that promises to eliminate loss in electrical power transmission. The surprise is that their methodology for solving this classic energy problem is based upon the first realization of a highly exotic type of magnetic semiconductor first theorized less than a decade ago - a...