If engineers build stronger magnets, scientists promise they will come … and that discoveries will follow.
Several materials are in the running to build the next generation of superconducting magnets. Which will emerge the victor?
Water samples collected from the heart of Africa contain clues about carbon cycling worldwide.
A technique called dynamic nuclear polarization is hitting its stride, using electrons to shine a light on complex molecules.
Is there enough zinc in my toothpaste? Polarizing Agent comes to the rescue.
Researchers combine high magnetic fields and neutrons to learn more about superconductivity.
The alphabet soup favored by many scientists can make difficult concepts downright incomprehensible.
By subjecting stuff to extraordinary environments, Shanti Deemyad looks for behaviors that could benefit our everyday lives.
Christianne Beekman talks about her work growing thin films of frustrated magnets and studying them in high magnetic fields.
Ron Heeren talks about how a unique imaging technique that combines microscopes with mass spectrometers can help doctors make on-the-fly diagnoses in the operating room.
Brad Ramshaw uses high-field magnets to study high-temperature superconductors.
When it comes to talent, versatility and the power to change the world, which atomic particle is the champ? Read what our four contenders have to say — then you decide.
Members of a sprawling science team piece together the puzzle of biochar, a promising tool in the fight against global warming.
Nobody can know everything — not even the most brilliant of scientists.
A magnet-powered synchrotron at the first major international research center in the Middle East aims to draw scientists into cross-cultural collaborations.
Dylan Murray wants to sabotage processes that can lead to neurodegenerative disease.
High-field data comes in a boggling array of shapes, squiggles and colors. Play along as we try to figure out what it all means.
The electron has fascinated humankind for centuries. Here are some highlights from the annals of science.
Introducing the world's strongest superconducting magnet, the first of a new generation.
From nanorockets to nanocages, good science can come in tiny packages — all with the aim of solving really big problems.
By manipulating plasma with magnets, scientists are creating the same kind of energy produced by stars.
A lot of the research conducted in powerful magnets ends up having a powerful effect on our day-to-day lives.
We open a can of worms to learn how pheromones help invertebrates regulate population.
For great research to spread through the world, it takes a lattice.
A geochemist gets down to earth about how life began on our planet.
The eyes of an artist reveal the beauty and emotion behind this quintessentially scientific medium.
How do science innovations make it from the laboratory into your life?
Across disciplines, exciting stuff happens along the boundaries between things. What makes those realms so rich for research, and how do magnets shed light on them?
Pack a sack lunch and load up! We're hitting the road to learn how this massive magnet tracks sodium moving through your brain.
Studying dissolved organic matter helps us better understand our diverse and changing planet.
Hop on this information train for a step-by-step look at how one physicist uses magnets to understand superconductors, spin liquids and why some materials get frustrated.
Cocktails with the founder of modern physics, a frolic with the father of microbiology, and other ideas for quality time with bygone science celebs.
The heart of a resistive magnet, the Bitter disk is too beautiful and versatile to be confined to the laboratory.
Produced at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory with support from scientists everywhere.