July 2014

  1. Magnet Safety: Technology That You Should Never Put Near High Powered Magnets

    Magnet Safety: Technology That You Should Never Put Near High Powered Magnets
    We love magnets, but we also don’t underestimate their power. With that in mind, there are a few things that you should never place near them. This is especially true with technology. Today’s computers and other devices are often comprised of magnetic materials, meaning that they can be destroyed when they come face-to-face with high powered magnets. Below we have listed a few tech items that you should keep away from magnets and what may happen if they do come in contact with one. Continue reading →
  2. The First Discovery of Magnetism: Lodestone

    The First Discovery of Magnetism: Lodestone
    If you are a magnet enthusiast or geology buff, you may have heard of a magnetic stone known as lodestone. The properties and origins of this magnetic material make it quite an interesting study. Lodestone has been linked as far back as 600 BC and is often cited in history as the first indication of magnetism, leading to further magnetic discoveries like the early compass in China. Continue reading →
  3. Can Magnetic Barriers Save Sharks and Swimmers?

    Can Magnetic Barriers Save Sharks and Swimmers?
    We’re excited about the recent research into the relationship between sharks and magnets, especially with Discovery Channel’s Shark Week coming up in August! If you aren’t yet familiar with Shark Week, it is a legendary week full of programming dedicated to the underwater predators and has been broadcast since 1987. Sharks are no doubt amazing creatures, which is partially why we found the concept of magnetic shark barriers an interesting one. Continue reading →
  4. Permanent Magnet Strength

    Permanent Magnet Strength
    There are two primary types of magnets: electromagnets and permanent magnets. Electromagnets are essentially magnets that have an on and off switch. They have magnet power in the presence of an electrical current and lose their power when this current stops. As you may have inferred by their name, permanent magnets can create and perpetually maintain their own magnetic field. However, there are a few things that can affect magnet strength. So, how permanent is their magnetism? Continue reading →
  5. Art Meets Science With Artist’s Magnetic Clay Ceramic Creations

    Art Meets Science With Artist’s Magnetic Clay Ceramic Creations
    It is truly amazing when science and art overlap. This was recently the case when a Dutch designer, named Jólan van der Wiel, created futuristic ceramics using magnetic clay and magnets. The pieces are reminiscent of a science fiction film or alien life forms with their gravity defying structures and metallic coloring. However, the science behind their creation is real and applies some basic rules of magnetism. Continue reading →
  6. Using Magnets in Home Improvement Projects

    Using Magnets in Home Improvement Projects
    The sun is shining and the temperatures are warm, making summer one of the most ideal months to make those little fixes or big improvements to your home. If you’re taking advantage of the weather, here are a few magnetic ideas that you may want to add to your list of home improvement projects! Continue reading →
  7. Magnet Experiments: Iron Filings and Neodymium Magnets

    Magnet Experiments: Iron Filings and Neodymium Magnets
    Iron filings are, as their name suggests, filed pieces of iron that look like a metallic powder. Their properties are, in some aspects, similar to ferrofluid, because they form a significant pattern when interacting with a magnet. Magnetic fields are invisible, but the pattern that both substances form represents the lines of a magnetic field. Pairing iron filings and magnets together is probably one of the most common, preliminary experiments used to show magnetism. Despite its commonality it is still an interesting way to display the magnetic field. Conduct your own experiment with iron filings and these simple steps! Continue reading →
  8. Magnetic Paint and Magnet Projects

    Magnetic Paint and Magnet Projects
    Magnetic paint is one of those home decor projects that can both look amazing and prove extremely useful. You can hang up photos and notes without putting damaging holes into your walls. However, there are a few things you should probably know before diving into a magnetic paint project. In this blog, we’ll go over a few tips and ideas for your next home improvement adventure. Continue reading →
  9. What the Weakening of Earth’s Magnetic Fields Actually Means

    What the Weakening of Earth’s Magnetic Fields Actually Means
    Scientists have known that the Earth’s magnetic poles are going to flip for a while. In fact, the poles have shifted many times before, but this time it is happening more rapidly. New data magnetic maps from Swarm, a trio of satellites controlled by the European Space Agency (ESA) reveals that the fields are weakening 10 times faster than first thought. The thought of the planet’s poles flipping sounds pretty scary, but what does it actually mean? Continue reading →
  10. Build Your Own Magnetic Stirrer

    Build Your Own Magnetic Stirrer
    Magnetic stirrers are often used in labs for buffer solutions, protein dialysis and other biology or chemistry experiments that require constant stirring for long periods of time. This type of stirrer is often used because it limits the risk of contaminating the chemicals and liquids being tested. It also prevents settling and allows for hands-free stirring for experiments that require a homogenous mixture. Continue reading →

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