Tiny magnetic building blocks are quadrupolar

New magnetic building blocks, which the scientists call modules, are not dipolar but quadrupolar. That gives the tiny components possibility in soft robotics.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology magnets

Nanomagnets power micromachine bird

Watch an origami crane-like micromachine bird moves its wings and neck. Programmable nanomagnets make it work.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: science-and-technology magnets nanotechnology robots

With a twist, graphene shows new kind of magnetism

"Accidental exploration" helped physicists discover a new kind of magnetism in graphene, one that had been predicted but not yet observed.

Ker Than-Caltech • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology graphene magnets materials-science physics quantum-computers

Special magnets make spin-based memory more efficient

A spintronic memory device that uses ferrimagnets could accelerate the commercial growth of spin-based memory.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Dec. 28, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology computers magnets spintronics

Moths and magnets deliver CRISPR to fix defective genes

A new therapy that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could repair genes that cause diseases like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Nov. 14, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology genes immune-systems magnets moths nanotechnology

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