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Indiana Univ. School of Medicine gets most powerful MRI machine in state and one of the first of this strength in the U.S.
A $2.2 million Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner, the most powerful one in the state and one of the first of this strength in the U.S, was moved by crane Friday, Dec. 7, to Indiana University School of Medicine. The 10-ton MRI is unique because of its magnetic strength and because it only images the head, unlike other MRI scanners that perform whole-body scans. (2001-12-07)

Magnet hospitals achieve lower mortality, reports Medical Care
Lower mortality and other improved patient outcomes achieved at designated (2013-04-16)

Success in producing a completely rare-earth free Feni magnet
- For the first time, low cost production of a completely rare-earth free FeNi magnet with simple industrial technology - Hard magnetic phase formed in natural meteorite achieved in significantly reduced time (from billions of years to maximum ten days) - Issues related to rare-earth supply in production of high quality magnets potentially resolved, paving the way for industrial superiority in the production of future magnets (2015-11-17)

Hungry magnet, detector package will feed on subatomic particles at Jefferson Lab
BigBite is the latest addition to the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab family of particle detectors. It comes via the Netherland's National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physicsm, which commissioned the magnet's construction by Russian scientists in the early 90's. When the NIKHEF accelerator ceased operations in 1999, the magnet was obtained by Jefferson Lab. (2002-07-03)

The Mount Sinai Hospital receives Magnet award for nursing excellence
The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has received the prestigious Magnet award for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association. (2004-08-20)

Energy-free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses
The invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually zero energy, solving the dilemma of how to create faster data processing speeds without high energy costs. Today's data center servers consume between 2 to 5% of global electricity consumption, producing heat which needs more power to cool the servers. The problem is so acute services in the ocean in an effort to keep them cool and cut costs. (2019-05-15)

Study of tiny magnets may advance their use in microelectronics
Researchers at Shanxi University in China have announced progress in understanding the single-molecule magnet, which combines the classical macroscale properties of a magnet with the quantum properties of a nanoscale entity -- as described in the Journal of Applied Physics. (2010-10-19)

Lasers make magnets behave like fluids
Researchers have discovered how magnets recover after being blasted by a laser. It turns out, they act a bit like oil and water in a jar. (2019-04-18)

UW Medical Center granted magnet status for excellence in nursing care
The University of Washington Medical Center was recently granted Magnet Recognition Program status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for its excellence in nursing practice and patient care. This is the fifth consecutive time that UWMC has achieved this status, making it the only hospital in the country to have achieved this historic level of recognition. The Magnet award is the highest level of recognition for hospital nursing awarded by the ANCC. (2011-12-15)

Scientists suggested using non-symmetrical magnets for target drug delivery
A team of scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and the University of Genoa suggested combining permanent magnets of different shapes to target magnetic particles with drugs at the organs of lab mice. Such a combination secured a magnetic driving force that was ten times stronger compared to regular cylindrical magnets. (2021-02-09)

A single-atom magnet breaks new ground for future data storage
EPFL scientists have built a single-atom magnet that is the most stable to date. The breakthrough paves the way for the scalable production of miniature magnetic storage devices. (2016-04-14)

Researchers theoretically demonstrate detection of spin of atoms at room temperature
For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical diagnostics. (2015-05-12)

New ways to construct contactless magnetic gears
OIST scientist has generalized the theory of smooth magnetic couplings in preparation for a small 3-D printed prototype car. (2016-02-16)

Northwestern Memorial earns magnet status for nursing excellence
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has officially received Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and an honor that recognizes an organizational commitment to the best in patient care. The hospital was notified of the decision Thursday by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. (2006-06-15)

Ecological 'flash mobs': It's all about timing ... and magnets?
What generates synchronous, ecological 'flash mobs' over long distances has long perplexed population ecologists. Part of the answer has to do with something seemingly unrelated: what makes a magnet a magnet. (2015-04-08)

Researchers achieve first signal on the Cryogenic Maldi-FTMS
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine recently achieved first signal on the Cryogenic Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-FTMS) being developed at the school's Cardiovascular Proteomics Center. The Fourier transform mass spectrometer is the highest performance instrumentation currently available to those interested in structural characterization of proteins and other biomolecules. (2007-06-25)

Cooled down and charged up, a giant magnet is ready for its new mission
The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced that a 680-ton superconducting magnet is secure in its new home and nearly ready for a new era of discovery in particle physics. The fully assembled magnet will drive high-energy particle experiments as part of an international partnership among 34 institutions, of which the University of Washington is a leading contributor. (2015-09-24)

Magnet lab collaboration yields 'R&D 100' honor
When it comes to learning more about the fundamental nature of matter, a little goes a long way toward advancing science and discovery: The smaller the measurement, the better the results. That's the thinking behind an innovation that has landed a National High Magnetic Field Laboratory scientist a share of a prestigious international award. Often called (2005-11-22)

Magnetically-levitated flies offer clues to future of life in space
Using powerful magnets to levitate fruit flies can provide vital clues to how biological organisms are affected by weightless conditions in space, researchers at the University of Nottingham say. (2012-01-04)

The first module of CMS superconducting magnet is leaving towards Cern
The first module of the five constituting the CMS superconducting magnet is sailing on January 21st from Genova port to Cern. CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) is one of the experiments that will take place at the accelerator Lhc (Large Hadron Collider), under construction at Cern in Geneva. The device will arrive after a 10-days travel. (2004-01-20)

LHC magnets: The great descent
The first superconducting magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was lowered into the accelerator tunnel at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 7th March. This is the first of the 1232 dipole magnets for the future collider, which measures 27 km in circumference and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2007. The date was thus a key one for CERNĀ  since the delivery of the 15 metre long dipole magnet weighing 35 tonnes to its final location marks the start of LHC installation. (2005-03-07)

Fermilab achieves world-record field strength for accelerator magnet
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Fermilab have announced that they achieved the highest magnetic field strength ever recorded for an accelerator steering magnet, setting a world record of 14.1 teslas, with the magnet cooled to 4.5 kelvins or minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The previous record of 13.8 teslas, achieved at the same temperature, was held for 11 years by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (2019-09-09)

University of Maryland School of Medicine receives $7.9 million grant for 'super' research magnet
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $7.9 million NIH grant to acquire a superconducting 950 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance magnet that will help researchers unravel the mysteries of molecules and develop new agents to treat cancer, AIDS and other diseases. The University of Maryland will be the only academic institution in the United States, and one of only two sites in the country, to have a 950 MHz NMR spectrometer once it is installed in November 2011. (2010-08-11)

Investigators build a better targeted drug therapy using the power of computation
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital set out to design more stable and predictable ADCs by using computer simulations to predict and plan out how the drug payload and antibody can stay linked to each other. (2019-11-08)

Physicists set 'speed limit' for future superconducting magnet
The material currently used in magnetic resonance imaging machines -- a low-temperature superconducting alloy of niobium -- has been pushed almost as far as it can go, to around 21 Tesla. Now a team led Northwestern University researchers has identified a high-temperature superconductor -- called Bi-2212 -- as a material that might be suitable for the new wires needed to one day build the most powerful superconducting magnet in the world, a 30 Tesla magnet. (2007-02-11)

With BYU partner, FSU's Magnet Lab researchers deciphering flu virus
As the Northern Hemisphere braces for another flu season, researchers at Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida are making strides toward better understanding the mechanics of the virus that causes it -- a virus that kills between one-quarter and one-half million people each year. (2006-11-09)

Magnetically controlled pill could boost body's absorption of drugs
Many drugs can only be absorbed in very specific parts of the intestine. In a new paper, Brown University scientists describe a new system that can safely hold a magnetic gelatin capsule in place anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract of a rat. In humans, the system could improve drug delivery and pharmacological research. (2011-01-17)

Major magnet grant to advance state-of-the-art in chemical analysis
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University is planning to build a state-of-the-art magnet system that will transform the study of complex environmental and biological samples. A better understanding of fossil and biological fuels, for example, could lead to applications for reducing carbon emissions and the development of new, sustainable fuels. (2010-06-15)

Miniature generator has enough juice to power mobile electronics
A new microgenerator developed at Georgia Tech can now produce enough power to run a small electronic device, like a cell phone, and may soon be able to power a laptop. When coupled with a similarly sized gas-fueled microturbine (or jet) engine, the system, called a microengine, has the potential to deliver more energy and last 10 times longer than a conventional battery. (2004-11-23)

Energy Secretary Richardson To Install Final Magnet In New Fermilab Accelerator
Energy Secretary Richardson to install final magnet in new Fermilab accelerator on Thursday, September 24, 1998. (1998-09-21)

Mastering a prickly problem in ferrofluids
Computer simulation accurately captures the beguiling motion of a liquid magnetic material. (2019-07-15)

Engineer creates new design for ultra-thin capacitive sensors
As part of ongoing acoustic research at Binghamton University, State University at New York Distinguished Professor Ron Miles has created a workable sensor with the least possible resistance to motion. (2018-06-26)

A bar magnet creates chaos in plasma
Placing a magnet on your refrigerator might hold up your calendar, but researchers from India's Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics found that placing one outside a plasma chamber causes a localized, fireball-like structure. This work may help understand plasma dynamics under these north-south, or dipolar, magnetic fields. They present their results this week in the journal Physics of Plasmas. (2017-07-25)

Los Alamos achieves world-record pulsed magnetic field
Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory have set a new world record for the strongest magnetic field produced by a nondestructive magnet. The scientists achieved a field of 92.5 tesla on Thursday, Aug. 18, taking back a record that had been held by a team of German scientists and then, the following day, surpassed their achievement with a whopping 97.4-tesla field. (2011-08-23)

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough
An international team of scientists led by the University of York has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology. (2012-02-07)

Magnets for fusion energy: A revolutionary manufacturing method developed
The National Institute for Fusion Science, of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art yttrium-based high-temperature superconducting tapes to fabricate a large-scale magnet conductor. (2014-07-25)

Engineers develop low-cost, high-accuracy GPS-like system for flexible medical robots
Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed an affordable, easy to use system to track the location of flexible surgical robots inside the human body. The system performs as well as current state of the art methods, but is much less expensive. Many current methods also require exposure to radiation, while this system does not. Their findings are published in the April 2020 issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. (2020-05-18)

Nanotech discovery may green chemical manufacturing
A new nanotech catalyst developed by McGill University Chemists Chao-Jun Li, Audrey Moores and their colleagues offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals. (2010-02-16)

IKBFU and University of Oviedo Physicists tested new research model on magnetic materials
Laboratory of Novice Magnet Materials working in collaboration with Spanish scientists (the University of Oviedo, Spain) tested the Preisach model using interfacing Fe-based microwires. This research was made to check whether it is applicable for FORC-analysis and how real-life conditions affect it. (2020-04-23)

Half moons and pinch points: Same physics, different energy
For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together. (2018-11-11)

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