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Data Erased By Magnetic Monopoles
2013-05-31 12:38:36

physical particle postulated 80 years ago, could provide a decisive step toward the realization of novel, highly efficient data storage devices.

2011-08-01 15:40:53

Physicists at Hamburg and Kiel University and the Forschungszentrum Jülich have found for the first time a regular lattice of magnetic skyrmions – cycloidal vortex spin structures of exceptional stability – on a surface.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.