Magnets in the News

  1. DIY: Paper Mache Ice Tray Magnetic Succulents

    DIY Magnet 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 →
  2. The Mystery of Magnetic Mesoamerican Sculptures

    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 →
  3. Common Magnet Myths

    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 →
  4. Lasers Are Affecting Magnets’ Magnetic Properties

    lasers and 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 →
  5. How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets

    Magnets and Leatherman 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 →
  6. How the Moon Got "Sunburns" - Solar Wind and Magnetic Fields

    magnetism 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 →
  7. How Scientists Can Use “Greener” Methods to Extract Rare-Earth Metals for Your Smartphone

    Almost all technological products we use daily contain rare-earth metals, from computers and screens to networks, MRIs, batteries, magnets, automobiles, and various types of special optical glasses. They’re also used as a catalyst for oil refining. Because so many rare-earth metals are used in these products, the US Department of Education renamed these commonly found rare-earth metals “technology metals.”  ...
  8. People Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

    A new study, published online in eNeuro, determined that through studying brain waves, humans can potentially have magnetoreception abilities. This “sixth sense” was previously only known to occur in certain animal species, such as birds and fish, who use the magnetism for navigation. What is Magnetoreception? While it sounds complicated, magnetoreception is, at its fundamental level, the perception of a geomagnetic...
  9. Rare Earth Magnets Recycling Round-Up

    Magnet recycling You may have ordered rare earth magnets in the past for a DIY craft, classroom or lab demonstration, or maybe a home organization project, but have you ever looked into where these permanent magnets come from, or how they could potentially be reused? Continue reading →
  10. Incredible Uses of Magnets in Science

    We are constantly learning about the capabilities of and research on the uses of magnets, magnetic force, and magnetic fields. From helping moths establish a migration pattern to keeping astronauts safe during interplanetary flights, magnet science is nothing short of impressive. Read more about what magnetic knowledge we gained in 2018 in technology, in space, and in the environment. Magnets...

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