Research & Development

Magnets to Control Prosthetic Limbs

For people with amputation who have prosthetic limbs, one of the greatest challenges is controlling the prosthesis so that it moves the same way a natural limb would. Most prosthetic limbs are controlled using electromyography, a way of recording electrical activity from the muscles, but this approach provides only limited control of the prosthesis. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Neo’s European Rare Earth Processing Plant Earns A Gold Medal From EcoVadis For Its 2021 Sustainability Efforts

Neo Performance Materials Inc. is pleased to announce that its European rare earth and rare metal processing facility in Estonia – the only operating commercial rare earth separations and rare metal processing plant in the European Union – has been awarded a Gold Medal by EcoVadis for its 2021 sustainability programs. […]

News

CFS Blazes Path to Fusion Power with Powerful Magnet and $1.8 Billion Funding 

With more than $1.8 billion in blue-ribbon investor funding and successful demonstrations of the practicality of a record-powerful magnet, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a spinoff from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is trailblazing a path toward commercializing fusion energy. It plans to reach the long-coveted destination in the early 2030s. Two big steps were accomplished recently – one involves money, the other technology using high-temperature superconducting tape. […]

Research & Development

Lighting Up Ultrafast Magnetism in a Metal Oxide

What happens when very short pulses of laser light strike a magnetic material? A large international collaboration led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory set out to answer this very question. As they just reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the laser suppressed magnetic order across the entire material for several picoseconds, or trillionths of a second […]