13 June 2019: Mighty magnets, and aerosols in the atmosphere
This week, a record-breaking magnetic field, and aerosols’ potential effects on the atmosphere.
In this episode:
00:45 Making massive magnets
Researchers have created the world’s strongest direct current magnetic field.
Research article: S. Hahn et al.
08:38 Research Highlights
Macaques’ musicality and human consumption of microplastics.
Research Highlight: What a bottled-water habit means for intake of ‘microplastics’
10:55 Aerosols’ impacts on the climate
There’s a still a lot to learn about how aerosols affect the climate.
17:03 News Chat
The launch of an X-ray space telescope, and a Russian researcher’s plans to CRISPR-edit human embryos. News:Space telescope to chart first map of the Universe in high-energy X-rays; News: Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies