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2013-04-04 12:10:55

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, and the University of Crete in Greece have found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies.

2013-02-13 17:45:20

Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century.

2013-02-11 15:55:16

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.

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.

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

A new analysis of over 56 years of data has revealed that sockeye salmon use magnetic maps to navigate their way back to spawning grounds after years at sea.

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

An astronomer wrote in the journal Physical Review Letters about a new mechanism for the magnetization of the early universe.

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

Geologic evidence shows the Earth's magnetic field flips about once every 450,000 years. The last reversal happened about 780,000 years ago, so looking at the average interval, we are overdue.

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

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.

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

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.


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