Synthesis of a new lean rare earth permanent magnetic compound superior to Nd2Fe14B
A research group led by Dr. Kazuhiro Hono at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan, synthesized a new magnetic compound, which requires a lesser amount of rare earth element ...
Recycling the next generation
About 70 billion tons of raw materials are extracted world wide annually. That is twice as much as at the end of the 1970s. This trend is continuing – even with finite resources. One way to have enough ...
'Cosmic barometer' could reveal violent events in universe's past
Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe's 'cosmic barometer' to learn more about ancient violent events in space.
Suit up for Skinsuit
The Space Medicine Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting 'skinsuit'.
Studies would lead to lighter, cheaper magnets
(Phys.org) —Sometimes you have to apply a little pressure to get magnetic materials to reveal their secrets. By placing a permanent magnet under high pressures, Lawrence Livermore researchers are exploring ...
Global shortage of materials an increasingly pressing issue
Between Monday 18 November and Wednesday 20 November, scientists and policymakers from across the world will come together at TU Delft to search for solutions to the global shortage of raw materials. The conference, 'Materials ...
Recycling valuable materials used in TVs, car batteries, cell phones
Many of today's technologies, from hybrid car batteries to flat-screen televisions, rely on materials known as rare earth elements (REEs) that are in short supply, but scientists are reporting development ...
Research duo suggest early Earth had heat-pipe channels similar to Jupiter's moon Io
Creating electricity with caged atoms
Clathrates are crystals consisting of tiny cages in which single atoms can be enclosed. These atoms significantly alter the material properties of the crystal. By trapping cerium atoms in a clathrate, scientists ...
We may all be Martians: New research supports theory that life started on Mars
New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars.
Detecting DNA in space
If there is life on Mars, it's not too farfetched to believe that such Martian species may share genetic roots with life on Earth.
New family of tiny crystals glow bright in LED lights
(Phys.org) —Minuscule crystals that glow different colors may be the missing ingredient for white LED lighting that illuminates homes and offices as effectively as natural sunlight.
Extracting rare earth materials from consumer products
In a new twist on the state's mining history, a group of Idaho scientists will soon be crushing consumer electronics rather than rocks in a quest to recover precious materials. DOE's Ames Laboratory will ...
Spontaneous science: Researchers report spontaneous case of vesicle formation
(Phys.org) —A University of Delaware research group has reported a spontaneous case of vesicle formation in the Journal of American Chemistry. The discovery was recently highlighted on the journal cover ...