The Redeye Complex


Thursday, October 11, 2007
Nobel prize awarded for discovery leading to music on your ipod.

The Washington Times reports about a recent Nobel prize announcement.
Although giant magnetoresistance does sound a bit like one of those mutants in the "X-Men" movie series, it actually describes a phenomenon at the junction of electricity and magnetism: When two layers of a metal such as iron are separated by a thin layer of another metal such as chromium, the application of a magnetic field can change the resistance of the structure -- which determines how much electricity will flow through it.

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