Humans Sense Earth's Magnetic Field, Brain Wave Study Indicates

Humans sense Earth's magnetic field, brain wave study indicates

Migratory birds depend on Earth's magnetic field to navigate, and now there is evidence that humans may be unconsciously in touch with it as well, research shows.

"It appears humans are subconsciously sensing geomagnetism," said Ayumu Matani, a University of Tokyo associate professor of cognitive neuro-engineering and one of the team's researchers. "Earth's magnetic field may be influencing human behavior in some way or other."

Japanese Scientists Develop Oled Material Free Of Rare Metals

Japanese scientists develop OLED material free of rare metalsJapanese researchers said they have developed a new material for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that is free of rare metals and can slash the costs to produce smartphone displays and other appliances.

The team led by Chihaya Adachi, director of Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research, said they created a dicyanobenzene derivative, an organic chemical compound that emits light at high efficiencies, without the use of rare metals.