December 2015

  1. 8 Things You Can Do With Ring Magnets

    8 Things You Can Do With Ring Magnets
    How are you welcoming in the New Year? At Apex Magnets, we’re ringing in 2016 with a huge sale on ring magnets! So, if your New Year’s resolution doesn't include incorporating more magnets into your life, here are eight things that will change your mind: Continue reading →
  2. DIY Diamagnetism Experiment

    DIY Diamagnetism Experiment
    Diamagnetism is a magnetic property first discovered in 1778 by Dutch scientist Sebald Justinus Brugmans. He discovered the property while using bismuth and antimony and realized they were repelled by magnetic fields. It wasn’t until 1845 that English scientist Michael Faraday named the property diamagnetism while studying elements and compounds that exhibited negative magnetism, meaning they were pushing away from the magnet. In layman's terms, diamagnetism is a property that every element possesses, which causes a weak repulsion from a magnetic field. In contrast, some elements also possess ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, which causes them to be strongly attracted or repulsed by the magnetic field. To show diamagnetism, you can use a DIY magnet experiment with a common everyday food, grapes, to show small repulsion when exposed to a strong rare earth magnet. This experiment will only work with neodymium magnets because of the strong magnetic field they produce.     Continue reading →
  3. DIY Last-Minute Gift Idea

    DIY Last-Minute Gift Idea
    Even as the holiday season winds down, there’s always someone you forgot to buy gifts for, such as your coworker, your boss, or even a relative who lives too far away to visit. You can make thoughtful fridge magnets or ornaments using photos or images your forgotten friend will like. For example, if your boss has a favorite sports team, you can use a picture of their team mascot or their favorite player for this easy, DIY framed photo. So, if you still have a secret Santa or white elephant gift exchange coming up at work, you can make this magnetic last-minute gift in a few simple steps: Continue reading →
  4. Pin The Nose On Rudolph

    Pin The Nose On Rudolph
    New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party holidays of the year. People all around the world will toast their accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the possibilities of the future. Traditional celebrations include fireworks, watching the ball drop in Times Square, NY, and drinking champagne. For those who are looking for refreshing ideas to add to the traditional celebrations, here’s a fun game to play at your party this year: Continue reading →
  5. DIY Magnetic Door Buffer

    DIY Magnetic Door Buffer
    Kitchen space can make or break the way you cook. If you don’t have enough room to stand and move about, how can you expect to get any food made? When living in a small apartment, whether it be in a big city or small suburb, you know about how much space the fridge takes up. With fridges being one of the largest appliances, you must position it for easy access, but also so that it won’t cause traffic jams when in use. With that being said, a lot of the times they end up in the corner with the door constantly slamming against the wall. Continue reading →
  6. The Magnetic Engines of Black Holes

    The Magnetic Engines of Black Holes
    At the heart of the Milky Way galaxy lies Sagittarius A-star (Sgr A*), a supermassive black hole about 25,000 light-years from Earth. It was recently discovered that this colossal celestial object possesses a magnetic field. But while Earth has a magnetic force field to shield against cosmic debris and radiation, Sgr A*’s magnetic field acts more like an engine capable of sending jets of intense radiation across the galaxy. Continue reading →
  7. Simplify Holiday Decorating With Hook Magnets

    Simplify Holiday Decorating With Hook Magnets
    You can make decorating for the holidays easy with neodymium hook magnets from Apex Magnets! Hook magnets come in a variety of sizes capable of supporting anywhere from 12 to 200 pounds of pull force, which is more than enough for your twinkly lights and mistletoe. Here are a few ways you can use neodymium hook magnets to simplify your seasonal decorating: Continue reading →
  8. Crime-Stopping Magnets

    Crime-Stopping Magnets
    We’ve all been there -- you just finished shopping, you’re tired from a long day, and then the annoying alarm goes off just as you try to leave the store. But have you ever wondered how it works? Continue reading →
  9. DIY Cute Bike Magnets

    DIY Cute Bike Magnets
    Biking is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to travel. There are many health and sustainability benefits to cycling to work instead of driving or taking the bus. Not only does biking make your commute more enjoyable because you get to avoid traffic, but studies show that people who bike are actually happier overall. Whether it’s because commuting by bike lets people get more exercise or because it helps reduce their carbon footprints, it might be time for you to consider cycling to work. Of course, you may not want to start biking to work in the middle of winter, so you can show your appreciation for cycling in other ways like with this cute bike magnet: Continue reading →
  10. DIY Magnetic Jingle Bells

    DIY Magnetic Jingle Bells
    There’s nothing like jingle bells to get into the holiday spirit. If you like the charming tinkling and jingling of sleigh bells, you’ll love this project. With this easy DIY project, you can create Christmas music while exploring the power of magnets. Here’s how to get started: Continue reading →

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