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Einstein–de Haas effect offers new insight into a puzzling magnetic phenomenon - Tue 15 Jan 19

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein and Wander Johannes de Haas discovered that when they used a magnetic field to flip the magnetic state of an iron bar dangling from a thread, the bar ...

Trump's shutdown halts model update that tracks North Pole location

Daily Mail - Fri 18 Jan 19

Scientists have been unable to publish updates of movements from the north magnetic pole because of the US government shutdown meaning we are still using the 2015 model.

The magnetic North Pole has shifted, but we can’t update it because of the US government shutdown

ZME Science - Thu 17 Jan 19

When politics try to mess with your compass.

We Can’t Correct for Magnetic Pole Shifts Thanks to the Government Shutdown

Extremetech - Tue 15 Jan 19

The Earth's magnetic pole is wobbling around, causing various navigation issues across the globe. Luckily, there's a model that corrects for this wobble. Unluckily, a crucial update to the magnetic ...

Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia - Tue 15 Jan 19

Earth's north magnetic pole is on the move, unpredictably lurching away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia.

Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia, Livescience - Mon 14 Jan 19

Earth’s magnetic pole is moving faster than expected

Popular Science - Mon 14 Jan 19

Space But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends. Feeling a little off-kilter in the early weeks of 2019? Well, so’s the Earth’s magnetic pole—and ...

Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix

Reuters - Fri 11 Jan 19

Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, ...

Scientists warn Earth's magnetic North Pole has begun moving erratically at speeds of 50km a year

Daily Mail - Thu 10 Jan 19

Researchers say the magnetic North Pole is  'skittering' away from Canada, towards Siberia.

Something very strange is happening to Earth's magnetic North Pole and no one knows why

FOXNews - Thu 10 Jan 19

Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras ...

Magnets: How do they stop working?

Ars Technica - Wed 9 Jan 19

Electrons generate spinning sound wave, flip iron from magnetic to non magnetic.

Shifting North Magnetic Pole is affecting everything from cell phones to submarines

Watts Up With That? - Thu 17 Jan 19

Normally the World Magnetic Model is updated every 5 years, but the North Magnetic Pole is changing position so fast, regular updates are now required. Earth’s magnetic field is changing ...

Magnetic North's erratic behavior forces update to global navigation system

UPI - Mon 14 Jan 19

Magnetic North is shifting rapidly, throwing off the World Magnetic Model that powers a variety of global navigational systems.

Oh noes!!! Government Shutdown Imperil’s Earth’s Magnetic Field!!!

Watts Up With That? - Thu 10 Jan 19

Guest Ohhhhh Noooo!!! by David Middleton Well… maybe not imperiling Earth’s magnetic field… Just delaying the release of the vital World Magnetic Model… NEWS 09 JANUARY ...

Einstein-de Haas effect has a central role in ultrafast demagnetization processes

ScienceDaily - Tue 15 Jan 19

The Einstein-de Haas effect, first demonstrated more than a century ago, provides an intriguing link between magnetization and rotation in ferromagnetic materials. Researchers have now found ...

A new twist on a mesmerizing story, Eurekalert - Tue 15 Jan 19