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Magnetic Super-Atoms Discovered

Magnetic Super-Atoms Discovered

Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have discovered a ‘magnetic superatom’ – a stable cluster of atoms that can imitate various elements of the periodic table. In the future, this discovery could bring about molecular devices that can increase a ...

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Predicting Space Storms

Predicting Space Storms

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada have successfully predicted the epicenter of impact of an earthbound space storm. Generated when electrically-charged solar wind interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field, these storms can dump up to 50 gigawatts ...

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A CPU that Stores Data

A CPU that Stores Data

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time the concept of a vital magnetic characteristic of specifically fabricated semiconductor devices. The team hopes that this breakthrough could lead to smaller and faster ...

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Intel’s Wireless Power Technology Demonstrated

Intel claims it has improved the efficiency of a method for powering devices wirelessly. Intel’s “Wireless Energy Resonant Link” (WREL), technology was demonstrated by transmitting electricity wirelessly to a lamp on stage and lighting a 60 watt bulb, which consumes ...

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Peugeot Magnet Uses Magnetic Energy

Peugeot Magnet Uses Magnetic Energy

“Peugeot Magnet”, designed by Tolga Metin from the United States, is one of the 29 finalists at the 5th Peugeot Design Contest. This year’s competition theme is “imagine the Peugeot in the worldwide megalopolis of tomorrow”. Metin’s Peugeot Magnet concept ...

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New Speed Record for Magnetic Memories

An experiment performed at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany has uncovered that a spin-torque switching of a nanomagnet is as fast as what is permitted according to the fundamental laws of physics’ limit. This method of switching, also named ...

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Compressor-Free Refrigerator

Scientists from Penn State University have designed the future of refrigerators and other cooling devices through magnetic field refrigeration. The investigation pertaining to electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers might remove electrically powered refrigerators and their compressors and ...

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Capturing Cancer Cells with Magnets

Scientists from Georgia Tech have invented a new way of battling cancer. Their new technology involves nanoparticles that attach themselves to cancer cells and guide them out of the body. With further development, this invention may help detect ovarian cancer ...

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Mini-Mag Orion Will Reach for the Stars

Mini-Mag Orion Will Reach for the Stars

Andrews Space & Technology (AS&T) introduced an innovative propulsion system that could significantly shorten round trips from Earth to Mars (from two years to only six months!) and enable our spaceships to reach Jupiter after one year of space traveling. ...

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Laser Hard Drives on the Horizon

Researchers from the Netherlands and Japan have succeeded in flipping the value of a magnetic memory bit without any external magnetic field interference. Instead, they flashed a very short pulse of circularly-polarized laser light at it. This method is about ...

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