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Latest Magnetic field Stories

2012-07-30 13:43:26

On a time scale of tens to hundreds of millions of years, the geomagnetic field may be influenced by currents in the mantle.

Split Personality Star Discovered
2012-07-16 14:42:45

One recently discovered star seems to have a split personality, with both a magnetar and pulsar consuming the object.

2012-07-09 10:14:07

As scientists learn to manipulate little-understood nanoscale materials, they are laying the foundation for a future of more compact, efficient, and innovative devices.

Ultrafine Loops In The Sun's Corona
2012-06-13 15:31:07

A key to understanding the dynamics of the sun and what causes the great solar explosions there relies on deciphering how material, heat and energy swirl across the sun's surface and rise into the upper atmosphere, or corona.

Cancer Cells Could Be Sorted Using Tiny 'Speed Bump' Device
2012-06-12 15:38:13

In life, we sort soiled laundry from clean; ripe fruit from rotten.

Process Linked To Northern Lights Observed
2012-06-04 04:38:00

A University of Iowa researcher wants you to visualize a plate of spaghetti when you think of the northern lights. That’s because Jack Scudder, UI professor of physics and astronomy, and his colleagues have reached a milestone in describing how the northern lights work by way of a process called “magnetic reconnection.”

2012-05-29 10:06:46

Successful test at PTB of optical magnetometer with potential applications in brain imaging for neurological diagnostics and in basic research.

2012-04-30 13:16:06

Researchers studying a superconducting strip observed an intermittent motion of magnetic flux which carries vortices inside the regularly spaced weak conducting regions carved into the superconducting material.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Gives Pigeons Built-in GPS
2012-04-27 04:53:47

Certain neurons in the brains of pigeons encode the direction and intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field, giving the birds an inborn internal global positioning system, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.


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