December 2017

  1. Magnetic Personalities: Sebald Justinus Brugmans

    Magnetic Personalities: Sebald Justinus Brugmans
    Sometimes great discoveries find the scientist. This is certainly the case with Dutch botanist Sebald Justinus Brugmans. Through a complex life with many careers, Brugmans contributed to an array of scientific fields including chemistry, medicine, botany, and physics. Continue reading →
  2. The Future of Wind: How Magnets Help Us Transform Air into Electricity

    The Future of Wind: How Magnets Help Us Transform Air into Electricity
    All over the world, wind mills are appearing in skylines. Whether dotting the the tops of mountain ranges or standing tall over the ocean, windmills bring reliable energy without the air pollution involved in other forms of power.  Continue reading →
  3. Attracted to the Walls: Magnetic Paint in the Office

    Attracted to the Walls: Magnetic Paint in the Office
    If you’ve ever painted a room, you’re already familiar with some of the common roadblocks: nails from hung pictures need to be removed, holes need to be filled in, trim needs taping off, and drop cloths need to be ready to catch any splattered paint.  Continue reading →
  4. Magnetic DIYs: The Best of 2017

    Magnetic DIYs: The Best of 2017
    From magnetic paint sticks to miniature book magnets, 2017 saw so many wonderful magnetic DIYS. Magnets can turn a simple craft into a piece of art or decor to stick on a fridge or magnetic surface. Let’s look back on this year’s best magnet crafts. Continue reading →
  5. Is the Permanent Magnet Motor Possible?

    Is the Permanent Magnet Motor Possible?
    A recent discovery could potentially lead to the creation of a permanent magnet motor. Not to be confused with perpetual motion machines which are not physically possible. Magnets are already an essential part of many motors, it’s just a matter of figuring out how to make those magnets do the work for us. Continue reading →
  6. The Best Magnetic Holiday DIYs

    The Best Magnetic Holiday DIYs
    In the coming weeks, families and friends alike will gather to celebrate the holiday season. Holiday parties are essential to this time of year, and for a host or hostess, it can be overwhelming to plan a well-thought-out get together full of entertainment. Luckily, we have a few holiday DIYs that every guest will enjoy making. Bonus, they can take them home and use them as decoration for their own house! Keep reading to learn how to make magnetic cork reindeer, magnetic twine Christmas trees, and glitter ornament magnets. Continue reading →
  7. Magnetic Moments: How Magnetizer/Demagnetizers Work

    Magnetic Moments: How Magnetizer/Demagnetizers Work
    When working with tools, there’s nothing more frustrating than a tiny screw bouncing off the workbench and disappearing into a dark corner. That’s why many tool manufacturers sell magnetic-tipped screwdrivers. While these are wonderful tools, it doesn’t mean you need to go running off to the store for a new set. By using a simple magnetizer/demagnetizer, you can make the regular old screwdrivers you already own magnetic or nonmagnetic any time you’d like.  Continue reading →
  8. Recycling: How Magnets Help Keep the World Green

    Recycling: How Magnets Help Keep the World Green
    You probably don’t think twice when you set your recycling on the curb in the morning. While you head to work for the day, an enormous truck comes by and devours the plastic bottles and soup cans. The truck then takes these materials to a recycling center, a location often hidden somewhere on the outskirts of town.  Continue reading →
  9. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Straight out of Science Fiction

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Straight out of Science Fiction
    Many of us have that one musical artist or band we just can’t stand. Some of us despise entire genres of music. But what if there was a way to make you actually like those once-reviled songs? New research with (you guessed it) magnetism suggests this might be an actual possibility some day. How? Through a new process called transcranial magnetic stimulation. Continue reading →
  10. Magnet News Roundup 2017

    Magnet News Roundup 2017
    While 2017 has been huge for magnetic inventions and discoveries, it has also been a banner year for magnet-related news in general. From a possible alien structure 1,500 light years away to some magnetically mind-controlled mice, 2017 has been a wild ride for magnet news! Here are a few of our favorite stories from the past year: Continue reading →

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