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Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo’s demise

January 2, 2020

Findings suggest the moon’s magnetic field was produced by the fallout of a crystallizing iron core. A conventional…
Advancing information processing with exceptional points and surfaces

December 23, 2019

Scientists build an exceptional surface out of exceptional points Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne…
Holey Corona! Sun-grazing spacecraft pries solar secrets loose

December 19, 2019

In December 2019 physicists wowed the solar physics world with the first results from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe…
Scientists deliver unprecedented measurements of pulsar

December 13, 2019

Researchers have made the first precise measurements of a pulsar—the dense, whirling remains of an exploded star—thanks partly…
Scientists ‘Tune In’ to Proton Spin Precession

December 13, 2019

Diagnostic test will improve performance of collider as physicists explore sources of proton spin. Scientists at the U.S.…
This is the Milky Way’s Magnetic Field

December 11, 2019

The Milky Way galaxy has its own magnetic field. It’s extremely weak compared to Earth’s; thousands of times…
Scientists crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun’s magnetic waves

December 2, 2019

A ground-breaking new discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its…
Images from solar observatory peel away layers of a stellar mystery

November 22, 2019

NSF-funded scientists at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have shed new light on one of the central mysteries of solar…
Magnets for the second dimension

November 12, 2019

If you’ve ever tried to put several really strong, small cube magnets right next to each other on…
Magnets sustainably separate mixtures of rare earth metals

October 30, 2019

Seventy-five of the periodic table’s 118 elements are carried in the pockets and purses of more than 100 million U.S.…
Micromotors Push Around Single Cells and Particles

October 29, 2019

A new type of micromotor—powered by ultrasound and steered by magnets—can move around individual cells and microscopic particles…
Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

September 9, 2019

An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for…
Using gravity to map the radio emission beams of neutron stars

September 9, 2019

Researchers have been successful in mapping the topography of both magnetic poles of a pulsar for the first…
Small but mighty: A mini plasma-powered satellite under construction may launch a new era in space exploration

July 30, 2019

A tiny satellite under construction at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) could open new…
New quantum phenomena helps to understand fundamental limits of graphene electronics

July 29, 2019

A team of researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham and Loughborough have discovered quantum phenomena that helps…
Fujitsu Harnesses Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Technology to Optimize Output Efficiency in Power Generation for Renewable Energy Devices

July 19, 2019

Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. has shown the capability of the Digital Annealer, Fujitsu’s computational architecture inspired by quantum phenomena…
A New Rare Metals Alloy Can Change Shape in the Magnetic Field

July 16, 2019

Scientists from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) with their colleagues developed multifunctional metal alloys that emit…
Researchers have created quantum sensor outside the laboratory

July 16, 2019

Researchers at DTU Physics have succeeded in building a small portable quantum technology measuring instrument which may be…
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets

June 20, 2019

Good fortune and cutting-edge scientific equipment have allowed scientists to observe a Gamma Ray Burst jet with a…
National MagLab creates world-record magnetic field with small, compact coil

June 13, 2019

A novel magnet half the size of a cardboard toilet tissue roll usurped the title of “world’s strongest…
Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach

June 11, 2019

A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields…
A laser-heated diamond anvil cell is used to simulate the pressure and temperature conditions of Earth’s core. Inset shows a scanning electron microscope image of a quenched melt spot with immiscible liquids. (Image credit: Sarah M. Arveson)
What does Earth’s core have in common with salad dressing? Maybe this

May 8, 2019

A Yale-led team of scientists may have found a new factor to help explain the ebb and flow…
Machine Learning paves the way for next-level quantum sensing

May 7, 2019

University of Bristol researchers have reached new heights of sophistication in detecting magnetic fields with extreme sensitivity at…
UI space researchers forge ahead with instrument-producing furnace

April 29, 2019

When David Miles joined the physics and astronomy faculty at the University of Iowa in fall 2018, he…
Left: Schematic drawing of human magnetoreception test chamber at Caltech. This diagram was modified from the figure “Center of attraction” by C. Bickel (Hand, 2016) with permission. Right: An example of the brain’s drop in alpha-wave power, following brief rotations of the magnetic field through an individual’s head. Dark blue indicates the drop in alpha wave intensity. Credit: Left: Science. Right: Caltech
Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

March 19, 2019

Many humans are able to unconsciously detect changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields, according to scientists at Caltech and…
Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

March 18, 2019

A new way of measuring atomic-scale magnetic fields with great precision, not only up and down but sideways…
3D-printed soft mesh robots created

February 4, 2019

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied…
Brookhaven Delivers Innovative Magnets for New Energy-Recovery Accelerator

January 3, 2019

Test accelerator under construction at Cornell will reuse energy, running beams through multi-pass magnets that help keep size…
The defect creates a two-level energy state isolated from the semiconducting material’s natural band gap. Illustration by Sunny Gupta
Imperfections make photons perfect for quantum computing

December 19, 2018

If you can make a single photon, tell it how to spin and tell it where to go, you…
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets

November 26, 2018

Every school kid knows that Earth has a magnetic field – it’s what makes compasses align north-south and…
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