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40th Correlated Magnetics Patent Allowed By United States Patent Office

4. August 2010

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Huntsville, AL – August 4, 2010 – Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has continued to allow CMR patent claims at a remarkable pace. Since late January, CMR has had 40 patents allowed of which 13 have already issued, with an average time to […]

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Recent Developments in Permanent Magnet Gear Systems & Machines

13. February 2010

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Recent Developments in Permanent Magnet Gear Systems & Machines

Last month I attended the Magnetics 2010 Conference in Florida, where a variety of speakers gave updates on the business and technical side of the magnetics industry. One of these days I’ll actually write up my thoughts on the conference itself, probably in conjunction with my RareMetalBlog parter in crime, Ian London. In the meantime, […]

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Magnetic Tape Gets A Boost

25. January 2010

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Magnetic Tape Gets A Boost

Earlier this week, MIT’s Technology Review published a story on a new magnetic tape material which, combined with a novel tape-reading technology, can produce data storage capacities of 35 Tb per cartridge – over 40 times higher than current tape storage systems. The research was conducted at IBM’S Zurich Research Labs in Switzerland, in conjunction […]

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USA Reclaims World Record For Highest Field Resistive Electromagnet

8. January 2010

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USA Reclaims World Record For Highest Field Resistive Electromagnet

The engineers and scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory [NHMFL] in Florida, announced this week that they had successfully tested a new resistive electromagnet that produces a magnetic field strength of 36 tesla (360 kilo-oersted), breaking the old record of 35 tesla (350 kilo-oersted) previously held jointly between the NHMFL and the Grenoble […]

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Magnets, Algae and Biofuels

13. December 2009

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Magnets, Algae and Biofuels

Siemens reported recently on an interesting use of magnets for the harvesting of fast-growing algae that will eventually be turned into biofuels. The use of algae as a potential source of fuels is nothing new within the world of renewable energy. As Siemens says: Algae are a valuable source of raw material. For millions of […]

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New Downhole Permanent Magnet Generator Tool For Extreme Oil, Gas & Geothermal Drilling

3. December 2009

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New Downhole Permanent Magnet Generator Tool For Extreme Oil, Gas & Geothermal Drilling

Earlier today, my colleagues at Dexter Magnetic Technologies announced the launch of an innovative downhole generator tool, which we have developed for some pretty extreme drilling conditions. This new high pressure – high temperature (HPHT) tool could lead the way to drilling deeper and more productive oil, gas and geothermal wells in the world’s most demanding drilling environments. The tool […]

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Vehicular Energy Storage Flywheel Concept Uses Permanent Magnet Gearing

30. November 2009

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Vehicular Energy Storage Flywheel Concept Uses Permanent Magnet Gearing

Last week, a technical consulting company called Ricardo, based in the UK, issued a press release on its Kinergy concept for a “high-speed, hermetically-sealed flywheel energy storage system concept with a highly innovative and patented magnetic gearing and coupling mechanism“. What immediately drew my attention to the concept, is the use of a permanent magnet […]

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Microfluidic Device Uses Permanent Magnets For Connectors

20. November 2009

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Microfluidic Device Uses Permanent Magnets For Connectors

Earlier today, Science Daily published an article on the use of magnets by a researcher at NIST, Javier Atencia, to create a “new, inexpensive, reusable and highly efficient microfluidic connector“. Microfluidics involves the control of fluids in very small channels and containers. According to the article: The NIST connector employs a ring magnet with a […]

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Rare Earths & Permanent Magnets On The Radio Airwaves

16. November 2009

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Over the past few days, Australia’s ABC Radio National broadcast not one, but two items on rare earth metals, to both of which I heartily recommend listening. The first item was broadcast on the Breakfast program on Friday, and lasts a little over 6 minutes.  It’s an introductory piece on the subject, but spends significant time […]

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Toyota Prius Vs. Tesla Roadster: The Results Are In (And Are Not What You’d Think)

2. November 2009

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Toyota Prius Vs. Tesla Roadster: The Results Are In (And Are Not What You’d Think)

So the day finally came.  DC permanent magnet motor vs. AC induction motor. Nickel metal hydride vs. Lithium-ion. Prius vs. Roadster… The place? Denmark… home of wind turbines, pickled herring and Kierkegaard. Not the first place you might expect the Prius and Roadster to come together, but the Fates must have had their reasons. Steen […]

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