Magnets in the News

  1. Tate Features Pioneering Greek Sculptor’s Magnetic Work

    Tate Features Pioneering Greek Sculptor’s Magnetic Work
    Greek sculptor Takis -- born Panayuitis Vassilakis -- is a nonagenarian (a person who is between 90 to 99 years old!) and is the subject of an art exhibition opening on July 3 at Tate Modern in London. Why are we sharing this?  His work is about magnetism!  About Takis Works Takis was an avant-garde artist of the ‘50s and...
  2. Magnetic Platform Pedals Make Mountain Bike Crashes Safer

    Magnetic Platform Pedals Make Mountain Bike Crashes Safer
    If you’ve ever been mountain biking, you know that it’s important to attach your feet to your pedals, but it can lead to some pretty intense crashing and injuries if you aren’t able to detach yourself from the pedals should an accident occur. The company magped is working toward addressing this issue with a magnetic form of clipless pedals. These...
  3. This Superconducting Magnet Just Broke The Strongest Magnetic Field Record

    This Superconducting Magnet Just Broke The Strongest Magnetic Field Record
    A new superconducting magnet, created by National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) at Florida State University, has briefly sustained a record-breaking 45.5-tesla magnetic field intensity. MagLab also produced the world’s previous strongest continuous field intensity, which held the top spot at 45-tesla since 1999.  To put this into perspective, the magnetic field intensity of a standard fridge magnet is about...
  4. A Look into Apex Magnets’ New Website

    A Look into Apex Magnets’ New Website
    If you visit our website, you may notice that it looks a little different. That’s because, over the past sixteen years, we’ve made it our mission at Apex Magnets to provide our customers with the best service as possible. As a result of the feedback we’ve received from our loyal customers, we redesigned our website to make it as simple and accessible as possible. While it has the same basic look as before, the design is much cleaner and the site is easier than ever to navigate. We’ve also incorporated the newest e-commerce technology for quick shopping and even quicker checkout! Continue reading →
  5. DIY: Paper Mache Ice Tray Magnetic Succulents

    DIY: Paper Mache Ice Tray Magnetic Succulents
    We’re giving you another awesome DIY using plants and neodymium magnets! Previously, we showed you how to make magnetic succulents using wine corks. This time, we’re going a step further and making our own paper mache magnetic plant holders using an ice tray! Continue reading →
  6. The Mystery of Magnetic Mesoamerican Sculptures

    The Mystery of Magnetic Mesoamerican Sculptures
    We’re fascinated by the creative endeavors of those before us, especially when their art involves magnetism. New research, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, suggests that ancient sculptors intentionally chose magnetized rocks when creating their masterpieces. Over 2,000 years ago, sculptors in modern-day Guatemala carved “potbelly sculptures” out of boulders. These sculptures depicted figures of obese humans nearly six and a half feet tall and roughly 22 thousand pounds. There’s more to these sculptures than what meets the eye, though. Continue reading →
  7. Common Magnet Myths

    Common Magnet Myths
    At Apex Magnets, we hear our fair share of questions about magnets, including inquiries about their make, properties, capabilities, and effects. Many of the questions are about the validity of certain claims, so we decided to put together a blog post about five common magnet myths and why they aren’t true. Continue reading →
  8. Lasers Are Affecting Magnets’ Magnetic Properties

    Lasers Are Affecting Magnets’ Magnetic Properties
    Did you know oftentimes, magnets are not actually magnetic when they are in the early stages of production? Instead, they are activated with a magnetizer (check out our video here to watch this process). If magnets can become magnetized, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that magnets can just as easily become demagnetized. We already know that magnets can become demagnetized for a lot of reasons, such as volume loss from corrosion, high heat, heavy impact, or just over time. Scientists at CU Boulder are currently investigating a new way that magnets are becoming demagnetized though -- being shot by a laser. Continue reading →
  9. How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets

    How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets
    At Apex Magnets, we’re always curious to see how companies are using magnets to improve the functionality of their products. We recently learned of Leatherman©’s newest multitool line-- the Leatherman© Free Collection, which is breaking the mold of traditional multitools. Gearheads, outdoorsmen, and handymen alike are getting especially excited over the Free P2 and P4’s versatility, packaging, and ease of use. Our favorite part of the multitools? The innovative use of magnets. Continue reading →
  10. How the Moon Got "Sunburns" - Solar Wind and Magnetic Fields

    How the Moon Got "Sunburns" - Solar Wind and Magnetic Fields
    As we all know, the Sun is powerful. So powerful that any object, person, or planet traveling through space is susceptible to the Sun’s damaging radiation. The latest victim to feel the Sun’s fiery wrath? Earth’s Moon. Researchers, using data from NASA’s ARTEMIS mission, have reported finding “distinctive patterns of darker and lighter swirls” on the Moon’s surface. When looking into it further, they have found that these swirls may actually be “sunburns.” Should we be worried about these sunburns on Earth? Continue reading →

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