Tiny brain stim implant doesn’t need batteries or wires

A new device the size of a grain of rice could electrically stimulate the brain. It could potentially help treat depression, Parkinson's, and more.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: brains materials-science medical-devices magnetism health-and-medicine implants

Nanotech could diagnose COVID-19 and gauge death risk

A proposed platform uses nanoparticles or magnetic levitation to spot a "fingerprint" for COVID-19 diagnosis and checking death risk.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 nanotechnology viruses infections magnetism health-and-medicine medical-tests

New magnetic brain stim shows promise for severe depression

A new form of magnetic brain stimulation offered quick relief for symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study.

Mandy Erickson-Stanford • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: depression brains magnetism bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine

Dancing electrons solve a longstanding puzzle in the oldest magnetic material

Physicists use extreme infrared laser pulses to reveal frozen electron waves in magnetite.

Sandi Miller | Department of Physics • mit
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: physics research school-of-science materials-science-and-engineering magnetism

‘Levitating proteins’ could offer early warning for disease

Using magnetic levitation to split up different proteins in blood plasma could be a way to diagnose opioids or even cancer.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology multiple-sclerosis opioids blood proteins magnetism health-and-medicine medical-tests

MIT researchers realize “ideal” kagome metal electronic structure

Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio displays unique behavior.

Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Dec. 12, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: physics electronics spintronics quantum-mechanics research metals school-of-science materials-research-laboratory magnetism

‘Spin waves’ could keep your phone from overheating

Researchers have a new way to make electronic devices faster, less power-hungry, and less liable to overheat.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: temperature computers mobile-devices magnetism science-and-technology

Fast-moving magnetic particles could enable new form of data storage | MIT News

Recently discovered phenomenon could provide a way to bypass the limits to Moore’s Law.

David Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 2, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  spintronics  data  research  school-of-engineering  computer-science-and-technology  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  department-of-energy-doe  magnetism

Geoffrey Beach: Drawn to explore magnetism | MIT News

Materials researcher is working on the magnetic memory of the future.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 24, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  spintronics  profile  school-of-engineering  faculty  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  magnetism

Nuno Loureiro: A theorist seeks the elusive fundamentals of magnetic reconnection | MIT News

Peter Dunn | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 12, 2016 ~5 min

Tags:  physics  energy  profile  research  plasma  school-of-engineering  faculty  nuclear-science-and-engineering  plasma-science-and-fusion-center  fusion  magnetism

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