Archive: 10/17/2013

Using heat to make magnets

EPFL scientists have provided the first evidence ever that it is possible to generate a magnetic field by using heat instead of electricity. The phenomenon is referred to as the Magnetic Seebeck effect or ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in General Physics
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Watching the heart beat of molecules

A team of scientists around Prof. Theodor W. Hänsch and Dr. Nathalie Picqué at the Laser Spectroscopy Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching), in a collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in General Physics
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Testing the water

A new online tool enables users to assess not only how much water we use and for what, but also how we can mitigate future scarcity.

dateOct 17, 2013 in Environment
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Females fight back in sperm wars

(Phys.org) —Females exposed to a risk of sperm competition have been found to produce more defensive ova compared to the eggs of females reared under no risk of sperm competition, according to researchers ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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