Tag: Iron

Here’s Why Earth Isn’t Red — Hint: It’s Because Of This Iron-Stealing Mineral

New research claims that Garnet, not magnetite, is stealing iron from the Earth’s crust. The researchers think that’s why Earth isn’t as red as Mars.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2018

Bronze Age Iron Tools Used Metal From Space

Bronze Age artifacts revealed nickel levels and ratio of iron to cobalt that suggest these were made using metals from meteorites. The metal state of meteoric iron may also explain why it was used in the Bronze Age.

Ancient December 6, 2017

Iron Isotopes In Planets Key To Formation Of Solar System

For a deeper understanding of the formation of the solar system, the ratio variations of the iron isotopes in different planets including Earth need to be probed, according to a study. The study looked into why iron isotopic ratios vary and the role that nickel plays in planet core formation.

Space February 22, 2017

Precise Location And Identity Of 23,000 Atoms In A Nanoparticle Seen In 3D Mapping

Physicists at UCLA mapped the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in a nanoparticle. The precise configuration will now help scientists in making changes in properties of materials by working on their basic structures at the atomic level.

Material Science February 8, 2017

Your Teeth Hold Clue If You're Prone To Alzheimer's And Other Brain Diseases

The buildup of iron in a person's teeth can help scientists determine if the person is at risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's later in life, according to a new study conducted by the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Life July 25, 2015

Iron deficiency in pregnant women increases autism risk in children

Mothers whose children developed autism, had lower iron intake compared with women whose children had typical development, study finds, highlighting the importance of taking the right dosage of iron supplement and eating iron-rich food during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Life September 23, 2014

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