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2011-08-01 14:32:23

A new source of very cold electrons will improve the quality and speed of nanoimaging for drug and materials development, to a trillionth of a second.

2011-08-01 12:09:01

Physicists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the universities of Kiel and Hamburg are the first to discover a regular lattice of stable magnetic skyrmions – radial spiral structures made up of atomic-scale spins – on a surface instead of in bulk materials.

2011-07-30 02:02:48

Although high-temperature superconductors are widely used in technologies such as MRI machines, explaining the unusual properties of these materials remains an unsolved problem for theoretical physicists.

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2011-07-26 08:11:58

New multiferroic mechanism could lead to next-generation memory and sensing devices.

2011-07-20 14:47:54

A violation of one of the oldest empirical laws of physics has been observed by scientists at the University of Bristol.

2011-07-15 14:35:44

If there were a Hall of Fame for materials, manganites would be among its members.

2011-07-04 12:45:56

Scientists have taken one step closer to the next generation of computers.

2011-06-30 13:44:30

At the smallest scales, magnetism may not work quite the way scientists expected, according to a recent paper in Physical Review Letters by Rafal Oszwaldowski and Igor Zutic of the University at Buffalo and Andre Petukhov of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

2011-06-27 23:25:45

Physicists working at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a breakthrough in the use of diamond in quantum physics, marking an important step toward quantum computing.

2011-06-22 13:49:19

In a recent publication in Physical Review Letters, physicists at the University of Arizona propose a way to translate the elusive magnetic spin of electrons into easily measurable electric signals.


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'.