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A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

September 13, 2019

Human hands are remarkably skilled at manipulating a range of objects. We can pick up an egg or…
Technique uses magnets, light to control and reconfigure soft robots

August 30, 2019

National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers from North Carolina State and Elon Universities have developed a technique that…
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…
Growing stable, ultrathin magnets

May 27, 2019

Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong…
Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses

May 17, 2019

Superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity has been created by scientists. The invention uses magnets…
Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

April 19, 2019

For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it…
Magnets with ‘Magic Angle’ Offer New Way to Study Jelly States of Genes

April 17, 2019

Our cells all contain the same DNA and genes; but in different cells, different genes are switched on…
Stronger, lighter, greener magnets

January 19, 2019

New Argonne invention could advance technologies from golf carts to wind turbines. A new magnet technology invented at…
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…
Magnets—Coming around again

October 2, 2018

Magnets recovered from used computer hard drives found new life in an electric motor in a first-ever demonstration…
Have you seen neodymium magnet that large? Why is it difficult to combine two of them?

August 13, 2018

Probably all of you have heard of neodymium magnets, a certain type of permanent magnets made using rare-earth…
Breakthrough made in atomically thin magnets

April 4, 2018

Cornell researchers have become the first to control atomically thin magnets with an electric field, a breakthrough that…
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Toyota Develops New Magnet for Electric Motors Aiming to Reduce Use of Critical Rare-Earth Element by up to 50%

February 20, 2018

Toyota City, Japan, February 20, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces that it has developed the world’s first*1 neodymium-reduced,…
New technology using magnet to generate electricity from heat

December 7, 2017

University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators at RIKEN observed an unexpectedly large thermomagnetic effect, called the anomalous…
With New Technique, Researchers Can Replace $200,000 Magnet With One From a Hobby Shop

October 31, 2017

Yale researchers have discovered a technique for modifying self-assembled polymers that allows their structure to be controlled precisely…
Surprised by ultraflat magnets

October 12, 2017

Substituting atoms in the process of making two-dimensional alloys not only allows them to be customized for applications…
LLNL scientists stick to a new efficient magnet

October 10, 2017

  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new, more efficient permanent magnet that removes the deficiencies…
Bike Lights Without Battery

September 5, 2017

Danish manufacturer Reelight introduced a bicycle lights that are powered by a small magnets mounted on the bike’s spokes, so…
How can you model a gas using a handful of magnets? (Video)

August 31, 2017

Understanding how gases work is kind of difficult because you cannot see it. Air is gas, we breathe…
National MagLab achieves new world record with strongest resistive magnet

August 23, 2017

While the rest of the country watched the solar eclipse Monday, engineers at the Florida State University-headquartered National…
Successful Test of Small-Scale Accelerator with Big Potential Impacts for Science and Medicine

August 17, 2017

“Fixed-field” accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipe An…
Magnets help stopping involuntary eye movement

June 27, 2017

There is a condition called nystagmus, which makes people’s eyes move around involuntarily. It sounds like it should…
Newly discovered response of magnets to magnetic field

June 14, 2017

An international group consisting of University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators detected a trace amount of magnetization—the…
Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices

May 23, 2017

Computers process and transfer data through electrical currents passing through tiny circuits and wires. As these currents meet…
Powered by magnets, energy harvester converts wasted heat into electricity

March 6, 2017

Researchers at Virginia Tech have built a device that uses a pair of magnets and a piezoelectric lever…
Quantum computers closer to reality following molecular magnets breakthrough

February 28, 2017

Ground-breaking research led by Professor of Condensed Matter Theory, Stefano Sanvito, Director of the CRANN Institute at Trinity and Investigator…
Mini magnet packs world record punch

January 26, 2017

Sometimes, the best things come in small packages. That was the case Jan. 18 at the Florida State…
Engineers Develop New Magnetic Ink to Print Self-Healing Devices That Heal in Record Time

November 4, 2016

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a magnetic ink that can…
Magnets 3D-Printed for the First Time

October 27, 2016

While making strong magnets is not a very demanding task in terms of technology, precisely controlling the orientation…
Team simulates a magnetar to seek dark matter particle

October 8, 2016

MIT physicists are proposing a new experiment to detect a dark matter particle called the axion. If successful,…
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