magnetism

  1. New Magnet Test Brings Fusion Closer to Commercialization

    New Magnet Test Brings Fusion Closer to Commercialization
    We recently published a piece on fusion that focused on how smaller, more powerful magnets could harvest power from the sun and help the environment at the same time. Now, fusion has taken another step forward when it comes to its potential commercialization. Continue reading →
  2. Magnetic Resonance Therapy in Chiropractic

    Magnetic Resonance Therapy in Chiropractic
    A common misconception in the field of chiropractic, doctors not only rely on their traditional skills of spinal manipulation, rather they employ a variety of techniques and methods to treat patients depending on their specific needs and condition(s). These supplemental treatments often include electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound. Primarily utilized in the fields of orthopedics and mental health, magnetic therapy, otherwise known as Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), has proven a highly successful alternative to more traditional methods of treating broken bones, wounds, and even severe cases of depression.  Given its successes in other areas of the medical field, researchers and chiropractors are recognizing the immense potential magnetic therapy has in their own field, particularly when treating cases of acute and chronic pain.  Continue reading →
  3. Unique Spin States Found In Quantum Magnets

    Unique Spin States Found In Quantum Magnets
    A group of researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently observed unique helical spin states in Heisenberg quantum magnets. After making the discovery, the team posted a paper on their findings and elaborated on the impact it could have on spin-related physical processes and dynamics in quantum systems.  Continue reading →
  4. Magnetic Phase Transitions Through Temperature Change

    Magnetic Phase Transitions Through Temperature Change
    In the latest issue of Nature Physics, the Planetary Science Institute (PSI) says they’ve observed “how tiny magnets in a special layout align themselves solely as a result of temperature changes.” It was something that had been theoretically predicted but never seen. The process itself occurs in “artificial spin ice,” which could ultimately have implications for better-performing computers.  Continue reading →
  5. Magnetic Locks: How they Work and Their Uses

    Magnetic Locks: How they Work and Their Uses
    More and more, we are seeing properties gravitate to the use of electromagnetic locks in their buildings. With their ease of installation, security, and fast building access, it’s no question why these types of locks are becoming a popular option. Continue reading →
  6. The Impacts of Solar Explosions On Earth’s Magnetic Field

    The Impacts of Solar Explosions On Earth’s Magnetic Field
    Otherwise known as CMEs, coronal mass ejections are a solar phenomenon where the sun’s outer layer (the corona), expels a large amount of devastatingly hot radiation and plasma into outer space. CMEs occur when the sun’s constant stream of plasma churns and twists around itself, leading to the formation of magnetic knots. As these magnetic knots develop, they build up massive amounts of energy, forcing them to break off and hurl into space, potentially toward earth. So, why don’t we typically notice such an event? If you remember back to our blog discussing the magnetic fields of our solar system, earth’s magnetic field protects our planet from harmful particles, similar to the concept of how an umbrella protects its user from rain. Earth’s magnetic field absorbs the blast of CMEs and other solar events and deflects the particles to the North and South poles, leading to brilliant aurora light displays.  Continue reading →
  7. Magnetic Chutes Used in the Many Industries, Including the Spice Trade

    Magnetic Chutes Used in the Many Industries, Including the Spice Trade
    Previously on our blog, we’ve discussed how magnetic chutes are used in animal feeding; however, they’re utilized in many other scenarios as well. For instance, magnetic chutes are also used to trap and separate iron particles mixed with powders, granular materials, or otherwise dry materials. Typically, the material is flowing freely through the chute; that means no sticky substances! Connected to a larger series of ducts, the chutes use magnets to attract iron contamination as it flows. The largest magnet is almost always placed in a hinged door that can be accessed from the outside, allowing for manual cleaning and particle removal.  Continue reading →
  8. Increasing Prosthetic Limb Control Through Magnets

    Increasing Prosthetic Limb Control Through Magnets
    Created to bridge the gap in the advancement of prosthetic technology for amputee patients, MIT’s Media Lab has been working tirelessly to perfect a new alternative approach to increased precision called magnetomicrometry (MM). This revolutionary method theorizes the insertion of magnetic beads into muscle tissue found within the amputated residuum will provide exact muscle length measurements, which can later be relayed to a bionic prosthesis almost instantly.  Continue reading →
  9. The Effects of Magnets on Plant Growth

    The Effects of Magnets on Plant Growth
    In a way, the Earth itself is a magnet. Its core generates a magnetic field and the Earth’s crust has some permanent magnetization. Strong, permanent magnets like rare-earth magnets are made from alloys of rare-earth elements, which are set in heavy metals, and exist in two types —  neodymium and samarium-cobalt. Continue reading →
  10. Magnetic Fields Help Form Planets

    Magnetic Fields Help Form Planets
    Have you ever wondered how planets form? So have scientists! Until now, scientists haven’t been able to figure out a solid reasoning for the creation of our solar system. In a recent study, a computer simulation shows that magnetism may be the "missing ingredient" in the recipe to make a planet that scientists have been searching for.  Continue reading →

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