06/03/2014

Colored diamonds are a superconductor's best friend

(Phys.org) —Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials and even human tissue.

EU, Iceland and Nordic mackerel quota talks break down

Negotiations over mackerel fishing quotas have fallen apart, Iceland said Thursday, extending a dispute dubbed "the mackerel war" that has been a thorny issue in the country's EU membership bid.

Disney video game arm slashes workforce

Walt Disney Company on Thursday confirmed that it is cutting about a quarter of the workers at its money-losing video game division.

Iceland startup finds success with trivia app

A small startup has taken the gaming world by storm, finding success with its QuizUp trivia app and spurning offers to abandon its remote Iceland headquarters in favor of California's Silicon Valley.

Researchers calculate how river networks move across a landscape

Large river networks—such as those that funnel into the Colorado and Mississippi rivers—may seem to be permanent features of a landscape. In fact, many rivers define political boundaries that have been in place for centuries.

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