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A boost for permanent magnets

Scientists at TU Darmstadt explored on an atomic level how changes in iron content influence the micro-structure of samarium-cobalt based permanent magnets. Their results were published in Nature Communications. In the long ...

dateJul 06, 2017 in General Physics
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Tackling iron and zinc deficiencies with 'better' bread

The health effects of zinc and iron deficiencies can be devastating, particularly in developing countries. One strategy for addressing this problem involves fertilizing crops with the micronutrients. But no one has yet figured ...

dateJun 28, 2017 in Other
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Iron chemistry matters for ocean carbon uptake

For many years, scientists have speculated that seeding the ocean with iron might help to stave off climate change. Iron in seawater promotes the growth of phytoplankton, which in turn devours carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ...

dateJun 26, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Probing the possibility of life on super-Earths

Along with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic field surrounding our planet has a fairly important practical value as well: It makes life possible.

dateJun 19, 2017 in Astronomy
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