January 2018

  1. Chinese New Year DIY Lantern Magnets

    Chinese New Year DIY Lantern Magnets
    The Chinese New Year includes an exuberant festival and parade filled with dragons, firecrackers, and giving money in red paper envelopes. This holiday not only celebrated in China, but also in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, and the Philippines. If you'd like to celebrate, take a look at this Chinese New Year DIY lantern magnets! Continue reading →
  2. Winter Home Hacks with Magnets

    Winter Home Hacks with Magnets
    Easy and Convenient Winter Home Hacks For many of us, winter can be a tough time of year. Ice, snow, and colder temperatures all come with their own, unique set of obstacles and headaches. Luckily, magnets are here to help! Read on for some of our favorite magnetic winter home hacks to help you make it to spring with out going crazy. Continue reading →
  3. Fidget Magnets for Stress Relief

    Fidget Magnets for Stress Relief
    The terms “stress relief” and “rattlesnake eggs” seem like they should never be included in the same sentence. However, there is a way to marry the two in a somewhat unexpected way: through magnets (surprise!). Read on to learn how you can use these rattlesnake eggs as fidget magnets.  Continue reading →
  4. DIY Magnet Hacks for the Big Game

    DIY Magnet Hacks for the Big Game
    On Sunday, February 4, a team from Philadelphia will play a team from New England in the biggest football game of the year (This is as specific as we can be without being sued for copyright infringement, so hopefully you know what we’re talking about). If you’re planning on throwing a party to watch the big game, you’ve probably got a lot of prep work to do. Luckily, magnets are here to help. Have a look at some of our favorite DIY magnet hacks to help you enjoy the “Big Game.” Continue reading →
  5. Keeping Us Safe: Magnetic Security Systems

    Keeping Us Safe: Magnetic Security Systems
    We’ve all seen the commercials: A family is sound asleep upstairs when a thief creeps around the house to the back door. Using a lock pick, he gets through the deadbolt and quietly presses the door open.  Continue reading →
  6. Vending Machines: Magnets Help Deliver Snacks Straight to Your Hand

    Vending Machines: Magnets Help Deliver Snacks Straight to Your Hand
    When you step into the break room to purchase your favorite snack, you probably don’t give the vending machine much thought. You deposit your money, punch in the product code, and take your chips or candy bar back to your desk. You might not realize it as you eagerly await your food, but a complex series of processes is happening inside the machine, and you can thank magnets for that. Different types of magnet technology are used depending on how you decide to pay — whether it’s with coins, cash, or credit card. Continue reading →
  7. Black Holes and Their Overestimated Magnetism

    Black Holes and Their Overestimated Magnetism
    Nothing escapes from black holes. Even light is absorbed by their powerful pull. Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimate that the Milky Way contains a few hundred million black holes of varying sizes, and we learned that supermassive black holes surrounded by coronas are the largest type known to mankind. However, it turns out that early estimates of the strength of black holes were more inaccurate than scientists thought. Continue reading →
  8. Magnetic Personalities: Mary Fairfax Somerville

    Magnetic Personalities: Mary Fairfax Somerville
    Sometimes we need a reminder that a strong sense of self-discipline and curiosity can lead to great scientific discovery. Mary Fairfax Somerville, the 19th century “Queen of Science” who gained recognition as a self-taught science writer after the publication of her Mechanism of the Heavens in 1831, exemplifies this notion. Continue reading →
  9. The NASA SOFIA Observatory

    The NASA SOFIA Observatory
    The NASA SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) isn’t just an average observatory. It’s actually the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory and it works hand-in-hand with not only NASA’s space telescopes but also some major land-based telescopes. Continue reading →
  10. Magnets in Brakes: Bringing 18-Wheelers to a Stop

    Magnets in Brakes: Bringing 18-Wheelers to a Stop
    Each year, semi trucks travel about 140 billion miles, crisscrossing U.S. highways while transporting 68% of the country’s goods in the process. With so many miles logged and so much precious cargo behind them, it’s important for the trailers to be equipped with reliable brakes to stop at a moment’s notice.  Continue reading →

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