Spins of unpaired electrons are the root of permanent magnetism

The spins of unpaired electrons are the root of permanent magnetism, and after 10 years of design and re-design, Berry’s lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic  through an unusual way of controlling those spins.  Levitation here we come. 🙂

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-molecular-magnetism-power-messenger-electron.html#jCp

via Molecular magnetism packs power with ‘messenger electron’.

BFR RUD

Did Space’s new rocket for the BFR just have a rapid unscheduled disassembly.  Nope.  It was the Merlin engine.  Thanks to WH for (I think) coining the phrase RUD.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/an-experimental-spacex-rocket-engine-has-exploded-in-texas/

Did mammals switch from night to day dwellers after the dinosaur extinction

“We were very surprised to find such close correlation between the disappearance of dinosaurs and the beginning of daytime activity in mammals, but we found the same result unanimously using several alternative analysis,”

via Nocturnal Mammals Became Day Dwellers After Dinosaur Extinction | Inverse.