March 2018

  1. Magnets in Fashion Statements

    Magnets in Fashion Statements
    Magnets might be best known for their industrial applications, but magnets may soon be the big showstopper on the red carpet. That’s because people are beginning to see their potential as reliable replacements for traditional buttons and clasps in clothing and jewelry, as you may have already seen this in some of our tutorialsContinue reading →
  2. Spring Cleaning with Magnets DIY Round-Up

    Spring Cleaning with Magnets DIY Round-Up
    Although it might not feel like it in certain parts of the country, spring is just around the corner. For many households, that means it’s finally time for spring cleaning! Over the years, we’ve brought you plenty of cleaning tips and hacks that all use magnets in some way or another. So, with another season of spring cleaning upon us, we thought we’d look back at some of our favorites. Whether you’re looking to spruce up, declutter, organize, or completely overhaul your space, we’ve got a magnetic hack for you! Continue reading →
  3. Tartan Day Magnetic Kilt DIY

    Tartan Day Magnetic Kilt DIY
    April 6th is National Tartan Day in the United States! If you’re unfamiliar with the holiday, it is the day those with Scottish heritage (or anyone) celebrates the Scottish day of Independence. In fact, the Scottish declaration of independence served as model for the United States’ own version in 1776! Continue reading →
  4. DIY Magnetic Egg Planters

    DIY Magnetic Egg Planters
    Easter is almost here! Peter Cottontail is hopping down the bunny trail, ready to leave baskets of chocolate, candy, and other treats for families all over. Show some love for this hard-working rabbit with a simple, DIY magnetic egg planter. With colored eggs and fresh flowers, you’ll really be able to capture the spirit of Easter and spring. Keep reading to learn how!   Continue reading →
  5. Magnetic Clothing and Hiking Don’t Mix

    Magnetic Clothing and Hiking Don’t Mix
    Clothing fasteners like buttons and zippers are a relatively new technology. Buttons with buttonholes entered the scene in the 1400s, zippers became prominent in the 1930s, and velcro came to the game in the 50s. Now, a new era of fastening is upon us. Magnetic clothing fasteners are becoming the next big thing, but be careful where you wear them. You might get lost! Continue reading →
  6. How Meteors Magnetize the Moon

    How Meteors Magnetize the Moon
    If you thought that the Moon and magnetism don't go hand-in-hand, think again. New satellite findings suggest that the Moon has magnetic anomalies, but how? While the moon doesn't have its own magnetic field, it's believed that the lunar rock orbiting our planet possesses magnetism due to an abundance of meteors and a lack of an atmosphere. As its countless craters indicate, the moon is constantly struck with meteors and other space debris. But there's more than an empty space that lies within these impact basins. Continue reading →
  7. Who’s Who in Magnetics: Resources, Researchers, and Organizations

    Who’s Who in Magnetics: Resources, Researchers, and Organizations
    Back in the 90s, the U.S. was a major manufacturer of rare earth magnets, thanks in part to the now-closed Mountain Pass rare earth mine in southern California. But ever since China found major rare earth mineral deposits under its soil, the industry has largely shifted overseas, with about 90% of all rare earth magnets coming out of China. With that, the magnets industry has also seen major consolidations in magnet-related magazines, trade associations, and conferences.  Continue reading →
  8. Safety First: Magnets Keep You Safe on the Road

    Safety First: Magnets Keep You Safe on the Road
    When driving, the top priority is to get you from Point A to Point B as quickly and safely as possible. Believe it or not, magnets are constantly working to ensure that happens. In fact, three of the most important safety features—seat belts, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), and your brake lights — rely heavily on magnets to keep you and your passengers safe.  Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Synchrony and Blossoming Trees

    Magnetic Synchrony and Blossoming Trees
    Ever walked under a blossoming fruit tree and wondered how they know when to bloom and how every tree knows to do it at the same time? You’re not alone. The answer could be magnets! Magnets and flowering trees? You’d think they have nothing to do with one another, but that’s where you’re wrong! It’s all thanks to magnetic synchrony. Continue reading →
  10. St. Patrick’s Day DIY Magnetic Shamrock

    St. Patrick’s Day DIY Magnetic Shamrock
    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every March 17 to honor the patron saint of Ireland and celebrate Irish heritage and culture. On St. Patrick’s day, you’re bound to see tons of green, leprechauns (the holiday’s most popular mascot), and plenty of four-leaf clovers. To get you in the Irish spirit, we have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day decor for you! This St. Patrick’s Day DIY magnetic shamrock is an easy way to show your appreciation for the March holiday, while still being festive. Continue reading →

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