Brilliant hard drive quality with magnetic field sensors made of diamond
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Quantum mechanics is not only of high interest in fundamental research. The current progress in quantum technologies promises numerous innovations of industrial relevance, which will be transferred into the economy within ...
Juno peers inside a giant
18 hours ago
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its long anticipated arrival at Jupiter on July 4. Coming face-to-face with the gas giant, Juno will begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries surrounding our solar system's largest ...
Possible evidence of human ability to detect Earth's magnetic field found
Jun 28, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A scientist who has dedicated a significant portion of his life to proving or disproving the notion that humans have an ability to detect and respond to Earth's magnetic field has given a talk at this year's ...
Superconductor's strange behaviour results in new laboratory tool
Jun 28, 2016
Researchers from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter and the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), together with researchers from the Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba (Japan), have discovered ...
A water detection technique to shortlist potentially-habitable exoplanets
Jun 27, 2016
So far, NASA's Kepler has led to the discovery of 2 325 exoplanets. But clearly not all of them are habitable. To help detect suitable candidates, identify the range of atmospheric conditions on planets with water and shed ...
Chemists establish fundamentals of ferroelectric materials
Jun 27, 2016
Ferromagnetic materials, like compass needles, are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic fields. Ferroelectric materials behave in a similar way but with electric, rather than ...
Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves
Jun 27, 2016
Astronomers have detected what may be the most-rapidly-rotating, ultra-cool, brown-dwarf star ever seen. The super-fast rotation period was measured by using the 305-meter Arecibo radio telescope—the same telescope that ...
What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?
Jun 24, 2016
New work from Carnegie's Peter Driscoll suggests Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar two. It is published in Geophysical ...
How maglev works
Jun 23, 2016
What if you could travel from New York to Los Angeles in just under seven hours without boarding a plane? It could be possible on a maglev train.
Important milestone reached on road to a redefined kilogram
Jun 21, 2016
In a secure vault in the suburbs of Paris, an egg-sized cylinder of metal sits in a climate-controlled room under three glass bell jars. It is the mass against which all other masses in the world are measured - by definition ...