November 2016

  1. DIY Magnetic Frames for Your Favorite Posters

    DIY Magnetic Frames for Your Favorite Posters
    Decorating your first apartment should be an exciting event. After years of living with family or in a dorm room, you can finally take ownership of your own space. But one thing is certain: being an adult is expensive. Continue reading →
  2. Why Do Black Holes Inhabit the Center of Galaxies?

    Why Do Black Holes Inhabit the Center of Galaxies?
    Since Albert Einstein’s proposed the existence of black holes in 1916, many details of these massive forces of nature have remained a mystery. Since the first discovery of a black hole in 1971, scientists have dedicated entire careers to the study of these regions of spacetime. But because they exhibit such strong gravitational force, no particles can escape their pull, making them nearly impossible to observe. Continue reading →
  3. 2016 Apex Holiday Gift Guide

    2016 Apex Holiday Gift Guide
    With the holiday season just getting started, that annual quest to find friends and family the perfect gifts returns. It seems like some people just get harder to shop for every year and searching for presents can be stressful! Luckily, Apex is here to help! Take a look at some of these unique and exciting gifts that are sure to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces this holiday season! Continue reading →
  4. Understanding the Meissner Effect

    Understanding the Meissner Effect
    The world of magnetism is downright vast. From astrophysics to arts and crafts, it plays a large role in many areas of life. What we don’t always hear about is the science behind magnetism—the ins and outs of what makes it work and how these theories can be applied. Continue reading →
  5. Solar Flares and Earth’s Magnetic Field

    Solar Flares and Earth’s Magnetic Field
    A few weeks ago, the sun produced a simply massive solar flare. This solar flare turned out to be so powerful that it left our home planet’s magnetic field less than intact. Continue reading →
  6. Stranger Things and Magnetic Fields

    Stranger Things and Magnetic Fields
    Warning! This post may contain spoilers! Last July, Netflix released the first season of the instantly popular Stranger Things. Set in 1983, the eight-part show features a number of odd occurrences in the town of Hawkins, Indiana. There are plant monsters from other dimensions, telepathic tweens, and a menacing government agency bent on keeping it all under wraps. Continue reading →
  7. The Magnetic Surface of Mars

    The Magnetic Surface of Mars
    Mars has been a popular source of intrigue over the past ten years. Thoughts of colonizing, or at the very least visiting, the red planet have been all over the news. However, one major hurdle to overcome is the martian magnetic field. Unlike other planets such as Earth, Mars does not have single-source magnetic field, but rather, it pulls from many smaller sources to generate a much weaker atmosphere. Continue reading →
  8. Earth's Magnetic Oceans

    Earth's Magnetic Oceans
    You might hear a lot about the ocean’s magnetism, in a metaphorical sense that is. But, while people love flocking to the beach or setting sail, other forces are at work. It turns out the ocean’s magnetism might be much more literal than we think! Researchers now believe that Earth’s ocean may actually play a significant role in the planet’s magnetic field. Continue reading →
  9. DIY Electromagnetic Coil Train

    DIY Electromagnetic Coil Train
    Many tech developers, including Elon Musk, are working on magnetic hyperloop trains. These mass-transit vehicles would be capable of traveling at unseen speeds and totally revolutionize the way many people commute and travel. Continue reading →
  10. Tips for Handling Ferrofluid

    Tips for Handling Ferrofluid
    If you’ve ever used ferrofluid for a science experiment or project, you know it can get everywhere. While it’s one of the coolest magnetic products available, it’s extremely messy and difficult to clean. Here are some tips to help you clean ferrofluid residue off your work surface so you’re prepared for your next experiment. Continue reading →

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