June 2017

  1. DIY Cactus Clay Magnets

    DIY Cactus Clay Magnets
    The cactus trend is currently at an all-time high — patterns, clothes, you name it. We wanted to get in on the cacti action and create a magnetic DIY that you could proudly display with your ever-growing cactus collection. The best part about this craft? Besides the oven-bake clay, you most likely already have the rest of the needed supplies in your home! Continue reading →
  2. DIY Wax Paper Photo Transfer Magnets

    DIY Wax Paper Photo Transfer Magnets
    We all love taking and displaying pictures, but it’s not always easy finding creative and innovative ways to display them. In fact, in this day-in-age, your collection of pictures is more likely to remain on your phone than on exhibit in your home. Luckily, magnets are here to save the day again! If you’re looking for ways to display your cherished memories, but are tired of the basic frames on a shelf, we have a great DIY for a creative (and magnetic) replacement. Continue reading →
  3. The Erratic Magnetism on Uranus

    The Erratic Magnetism on Uranus
    One of the greatest things about our solar system is that every single planet is unique. From Saturn’s magnificent rings to sulfuric acid of Venus’s atmosphere to Earth’s ability to sustain life. In addition, some planets offer fascinating magnetism. Our own magnetic field keeps us safe from harmful radiation and creates stunning aurorae. Jupiter’s magnetic field is the largest single object in the entire solar system! Continue reading →
  4. Studying the Magnetic Fields of New Stars

    Studying the Magnetic Fields of New Stars
    Stars begin as clouds of gas in space. The gravitational collapse that will form the star begins because of the cold temperatures and high density of these clouds. Before reaching star status, this ball of gas’s core must be hot enough for the fusion that powers it to take place. Until then, it’s just a protostar. Continue reading →
  5. Look Ma, No Hands: A Look into Wireless Charging

    Look Ma, No Hands: A Look into Wireless Charging
    With Samsung, Google, and Microsoft already utilizing inductive, or wireless charging, rumor has it that Apple’s next iteration of the iPhone will include their own take on the charging method. Setting your phone down on a tiny dock and not worrying about having to plug it in to charge it might seem like magic to some, but it’s a very real possibility in 2017. Continue reading →
  6. William Gilbert: The Father of Magnetism

    William Gilbert: The Father of Magnetism
    Think about all the aspects of our daily life that you take for granted—objects and activities we don’t even notice anymore. Microwaves, cars, television, even the light bulbs we use were all once revolutionary scientific concepts brought about through the scientific method of trial and error. Magnetism is no different and it’s common acceptance is largely due to the “Father of Magnetism,” William Gilbert. Continue reading →
  7. Clay Typewriter Key Magnets

    Clay Typewriter Key Magnets
    What’s one classic machine or tool that you wish we still used today? For many, it’s the typewriter. While not the most efficient, or even the most practical, way for writers to compile their manuscripts, the typewriter has seen a bit of a resurgence in the past decade. (Editor’s note: Unfortunately, we wrote this blog on a laptop). We’ve put together a quick DIY project to celebrate these beloved machines. Continue reading →
  8. The Quest for the One-Sided Magnet

    The Quest for the One-Sided Magnet
    If you cut a magnet in half, you won’t end up with a north piece and a south piece. You’ll end up with two pieces, both of which have a north and a south pole. Even if you cut it down to the size of an atom, the resulting magnet would still be a dipole—having two opposite poles. Why hasn’t a monopole, or a single pole magnet, been discovered yet? Continue reading →
  9. DIY Tie-Dye Marbled Clay Magnets

    DIY Tie-Dye Marbled Clay Magnets
    While warm days and sunshine are on there way, there are bound to also be some rainy days this summer. If you need a simple indoor project, these DIY, tie-dye marbled clay magnets are a fun and easy craft to brighten up your day. You can personalize each magnet with your own color schemes, patterns and shapes. You can get almost of the supplies for this craft at your local craft supplies store, which makes these just as convenient to make as they are fun! These clay magnets will be entertaining to create for the entire family! Continue reading →
  10. The Kursk Magnetic Anomaly: Magnetism’s Bermuda Triangle

    The Kursk Magnetic Anomaly: Magnetism’s Bermuda Triangle
    The Bermuda Triangle is notorious for strange phenomena and mysteries. While it’s probably more myth than fact, this peculiar part of the globe has captivated our imaginations for years. Well, those of us in the magnet biz have our own version—Russia’s Kursk Magnetic Anomaly. Continue reading →

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