Some magnets are heavier than others. Handling them can be a challenge, in this case tackled by Wimmer Maschinentransporte of Germany. They can take longer to make, too. Two recent examples from the engineering and manufacturing facilities of Bilfinger Noell are the 13-ton monster PERC magnet shown, in part, above, and a superconducting “Wiggler” recently delivered to Brookhaven National Laboratory. […]
Undeterred by a massive volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, scientists are proceeding with their plans to build the European Solar Telescope there in pursuit of learning more about […]
Laura Greene, chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been appointed to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology. Also a professor of physics at Florida State University where the laboratory is headquartered, she […]
Maximizing image quality is a given in any new magnetic resonance imaging scanner. Delivering that capability to the maximum number of patients and doing it cost effectively, however, depends on optimizing workflows and maximizing scanner up-time. Many radiology departments are currently under extreme pressure to perform more MRI scans on more patients, not only due to the aging population but also to deal with the backlog of cases resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Quantum technology is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the domains of computing as well as sensors, says Dr. Volkmar Denner, CEO of Robert Bosch GmbH. As head of one of the world’s preeminent technology companies […]
Marking a major achievement in the field of spintronics, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have demonstrated the ability to control spin dynamics in magnetic materials by altering their thickness. The study, published recently in Nature Materials, could lead to smaller, more energy-efficient electronic devices. […]