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IBM creates World’s smallest magnetic storage unit using just 12 atoms

by Moazzem Hossain - on Jan 13th 2012 - No Comments
World's smallest magnetic data storage unit

World’s smallest magnetic data storage unit. It consists of just 12 iron atoms ordered in an anti-ferromagnetic structure (Photo: Sebastian Loth/CFEL) Researchers at International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) create the world’s smallest magnetic data storage unit is made of just 12 atoms, a significant shrinkage in the world of information storage....

Newly discovered shrimp of World’s deepest sea vents can live at 450C

Scientists make genetically modified fungi to fight malaria

by Moazzem Hossain - on Feb 27th 2011 - No Comments
Mosquito Sucking Blood

Malaria continues to present a massive public health issue in the developing world. Scientists from Britain and the United States inserted the genes of human antibodies or scorpion toxins into a fungus called Metarhizium anisopliae that infects mosquitoes. They found that certain combinations of them were able to stop the development...

Solar storms could wreak havoc on the world’s electronic systems

by Moazzem Hossain - on Feb 22nd 2011 - No Comments
Solar Flare

A geomagnetic space storm sparked by a solar eruption like the one that flared toward Earth Tuesday is bound to strike again and could wreak havoc on the world’s electronic systems, scientists say. A potent solar storm could shut down telecommunications, ground airline service, scorch satellites, crash stock markets and even lead to global blackouts...

Milky Way Stuffed with 500 million planet candidates where life could exist

by Moazzem Hossain - on Feb 20th 2011 - No Comments
Kepler Search Space

There are at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy to which our solar system belongs, and at least 500 million of those planets are in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold zone where life could exist. The numbers were extrapolated from the early results of NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope, that was launched into space...

The World’s only immortal creature

by Tazin Pervez - on Feb 18th 2011 - No Comments
Turritopsis nutricula

The search may be over, the goal of immortality attained – by a hydrozoan jellyfish. The Turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth. Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis reverts to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood and is capable of...

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