April 2015

  1. Could A New Discovery Change How Rare Earth Magnets Are Made?

    Could A New Discovery Change How Rare Earth Magnets Are Made?
    Cerium seemed the least likely element to solve the problem of creating cheap rare earth magnets, because it tarnishes easily, reacts with water, and burns when heated. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, however, found a way to use cerium instead of dysprosium in high-performance magnets. They added small amounts of cerium and cobalt together to create an alloy superior to the dysprosium-containing alloy commonly used for high-performance permanent magnets. Continue reading →
  2. 3 Unusual Items You Can Use to Make Your Own Speakers

    3 Unusual Items You Can Use to Make Your Own Speakers
    Whenever you listen to music, whether it is with your phone, iPod, or computer, you are using magnets. Technically, the speakers that are transmitting the music are using magnets. Rare earth magnets can be found in any audio speaker set, even in headphones. The permanent magnet in speakers acts as an electromagnet when an electric current is applied through a coil of wire. You can make your own set of speakers out of virtually anything━as long as you have a magnet and few other small items. Here are some unusual ways that you can fashion your own speakers: Continue reading →
  3. 4 Items You Didn’t Know Are Magnetic

    4 Items You Didn’t Know Are Magnetic
    You probably know that fridges and certain metals are attracted to magnets. However, there are some surprising items that you may never have guessed are magnetic. In this blog, we are taking a look at some everyday items that can actually have magnetic properties. Continue reading →
  4. Could A Helium Shortage Affect Magnets?

    Could A Helium Shortage Affect Magnets?
    Did you know that many experts say that there is a shortage of helium? The U.S. has been the biggest supplier of liquid for some time and the National Helium Reserve houses a majority of the Earth’s helium. As the abundance of helium depletes though, some scientists are worried about how the growing demand and limited supply will affect us. According to recent reports, the demand for helium is expected to increase 2 to 3 percent as industries like electronics and healthcare increase their usage of it. Continue reading →
  5. Cool Magnetic Jewelry for Shoes

    Cool Magnetic Jewelry for Shoes
    Are you cleaning out your wardrobe for the summer? Don’t throw out those boring, old shoes just yet! You can spice up your plain shoes with DIY magnetic jewelry. Instead of paying for a new pair of shoes to match your summer outfits, try making these cute magnet accessories for your shoes. Continue reading →
  6. The Various Shapes of Magnets and Their Uses

    The Various Shapes of Magnets and Their Uses
    Magnets come in a variety of shapes and sizes like disc, sphere, horseshoe and a number of other unique forms.  Usually, bigger magnets are stronger, but now always. Small magnets can be improved to increase strength by using different materials. The shape of a magnet, however, can tell you a lot more than size. Each magnet’s shape has an influence how it is used. It determines how the magnetic field lines are arranged outside of the magnet as well as the strength of its pull. What are some of the common shapes of magnets and how are they used? Continue reading →
  7. Cute Bubble Magnets for Mother’s Day

    Cute Bubble Magnets for Mother’s Day
    This year marks the 107th anniversary of the modern Mother’s Day celebration in the United States. After 107 years, it’s getting more and more difficult to find original, creative Mother’s Day gifts worthy of people as special as moms. If you usually go with one of the popular Mother’s Day gifts like chocolate, flowers, or spa treatments, maybe this year you can try combining thoughtfulness with utility. You can make easy refrigerator photo bubble magnets that mom will love and never lose! Continue reading →
  8. Rare Earth Magnets Are In Your Doorbell

    Rare Earth Magnets Are In Your Doorbell
    Does your home have a doorbell installed? If so, we bet there is a magnet inside of it. If you take a doorbell apart, you’ll likely see a magnet and some copper or other conducting wire. If you know a little bit about electromagnetism, you’ll recognize that the setup of a doorbell is based on it. Here’s how it works: Continue reading →
  9. 5 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    5 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    Mother’s Day is almost here. Picking the right gift for the moms in your life can be tough. Luckily, there are tons of DIY projects and gifts that you can look to for gift inspiration. If you still haven’t picked up a gift, here are a few DIY ideas to explore. Continue reading →
  10. 3 Creative Ways To Use Magnetic LED Throwies

    Using LED lights around your home can present a number of benefits. For example, LED lights consume 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. They also last an average of 100,000 hours━100 times longer than the average incandescent light bulb. You can attach LED lights to magnets and use them in dozens of places around your home. Plus, unlike regular lights, they have a high heat and cold resistance, so they can be used all year round. Continue reading →

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