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(Science: chemical) An oxide of iron (Fe3O4) occurring in isometric crystals, also massive, of a black colour and metallic luster. It is readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses polarity, being then called loadstone. It is an important iron ore.

Synonym: magnetic iron.

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Magnetite reducing bacteria

Hello I'm interested in microorganisms that are capable of reducing magnetite (Fe3O4) or other iron oxide. I found this rather old article : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11539843 This article centers around the reduction of magnetite by Shewanella, when ...

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by soungalo
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Magnetite reducing bacteria
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Views: 1367

Re: Important unknown nanotech within humans

... about 10 mins of research theres a strong link between morgellons and iron neurodegeneration..... firstly the iron seen in alzheimers is iron magnetite, The study looked at brain tissue from 11 Alzheimer's Disease and 11 age-matched control subjects. It showed, for the first time, that the ...

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by vincio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Important unknown nanotech within humans
Replies: 32
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I can't reconcile the phenomena of instinct very well

Migratory birds apparently have magnetite crystals in their heads which likely interact with the Earth's magnetic fields to give the bird a sense of direction. Not sure if there is any evidence to suggest that the environment, or aspects ...

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by kotoreru
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: I can't reconcile the phenomena of instinct very well
Replies: 5
Views: 4991

The Fiber Disease

... the Magnetic Tape Loop (VI), Twistor and Antenna. This is made up of a plastic film (0.125 inch wide and 0.001 mil thick) coated on one side with magnetite powder (Fe3O4). The plastic film is wound on a sheet iron base in the form of a circle that will pass over a person’s hand and wrist, and ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6245329

Re: magnetosomes

... birds,turtles,fishes like tuna.dolphins etc.they are located in the heads of these organisms.RECENT: plants also show biomagnetism.some have magnetite inclusions. Thanks for the info, may look more into it to see if it's exactly the same thing. It might explain partly how some of these animals ...

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by Sepals
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: magnetosomes
Replies: 11
Views: 9128
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