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Model of Sun`s magnetic field created

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 22:00

Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have reported that they have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun.

Culprit behind magnetic field misbehavior in solar flares identified

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 20:14

When a solar flare filled with charged particles erupts from the Sun, its magnetic fields sometime break a widely accepted rule of physics.

Iron balls in ears `help birds navigate`

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 15:06

Birds make heroic journeys guided by the Earth`s magnetic field, but how they detect magnetic fields has puzzled scientists for decades.

How salmon navigates through ocean to return to home river

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 13:01

A new study may have solved the mystery of how salmon navigate across thousands of miles of open ocean to locate their river of origin before journeying upstream to spawn.

Magnetic field strengths in early universe calculated

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 15:52

In a new study, researchers have tried to find just how the magnetic forces came into existence.

NASA to study solar magnetic field

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 08:34

US space agency NASA plans to study the sun`s magnetic field in a "hard-to-observe area called the chromosphere".

Magnetic fields decelerate stars

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 16:56

The existence of a magnetic effect that could explain why solar-like stars spin very slowly at the end of their lifetime has been proved.

Pigeons have `GPS in brain` to assist in navigation

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11:21

Certain neurons in pigeon brains encode the direction and intensity of Earth`s magnetic field, providing the common birds with an internal global positioning system.

Pole reversal shows asymmetries do exist in sun

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 16:20

Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely – the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa.

How universe got its magnetism?

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 15:48

Magnetic fields exist throughout galactic and intergalactic space.

Device invisible to magnetic fields created

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 13:17

Scientists have developed a cylinder, which hides contents and makes them invisible to magnetic fields.

Earth’s magnetic field vital for protecting atmosphere

Last Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2012, 18:22

A chance alignment between Earth and Mars has allowed scientists to compare protective effects of Earth’s magnetic field.