electromagnetism

  1. Fast and Furious 9: Far-fetched Concepts of Electromagnetism

    Fast and Furious 9: Far-fetched Concepts of Electromagnetism
    The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise — Fast and Furious 9 — takes its reputation for daring (unrealistic) action scenes and really kicks it up a notch. It’s no longer “just” jumping from skyscraper to skyscraper in a car or cars parachuting from planes, now it’s space launches and an electromagnet attached to a plane that can literally pick a plummeting car right out of a free fall. But, hey — that’s the fun of movies, right? Go big or go home. We’re here for it, but we need to clear a few things up.  Continue reading →
  2. Magnetic Personalities: Andre-Marie Ampere

    Magnetic Personalities: Andre-Marie Ampere
    You may already be familiar with our latest magnetic personality feature as his last name, ampere — better known as just “amp”— is still used to describe the unit for measuring an electric current. Andre-Marie Ampere achieved great things during his lifetime in the field of magnetism, even founding and naming what we know today as electromagnetism. The more we learn about the pioneers of magnetism and related sciences, the more we can appreciate and understand it in our everyday lives. Continue reading →
  3. Drew Barrymore Credits Electromagnetic Therapy for Post-pregnancy Weight Loss

    Drew Barrymore Credits Electromagnetic Therapy for Post-pregnancy Weight Loss
    You’re probably quite familiar with grammy-nominated actress Drew Barrymore from her lead roles in movies like Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, Never Been Kissed and – as a six-year old  – E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Barrymore, critically acclaimed as one of the most talented actresses of her generation, has charmed the hearts of audiences throughout her entire career. Barrymore’s meteoric rise from a childhood star to one of Hollywood’s best has now brought the 44 year-old into motherhood.  Continue reading →
  4. Magnets in Electronics

    Magnets in Electronics
    We use our state-of-the-art cell phones, tablets and televisions on a regular basis, but it’s easy to forget about the parts inside that make them work so well and allows them to be a fixture in our lives. As it turns out, a lot of the electronics we use every day rely on magnets to function at their fullest capability. We’ll show you how. Continue reading →
  5. How Electromagnets are the Driving Force Behind Cranes

    How Electromagnets are the Driving Force Behind Cranes
    There’s no denying cranes are an important piece of industrial equipment in the construction, automotive, and manufacturing industries. Skyscrapers, apartment complexes, and other massive man-made structures would not be possible without one!  You probably were already aware of the importance cranes are in our world, but did you know they wouldn’t be able to function without electromagnets? Find out why below.  Continue reading →
  6. Magnetic Sense Helps Moths in Migration

    Magnetic Sense Helps Moths in Migration
    To escape the inevitable summer heat, Bogong moths migrate every spring from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to the meadows of the Australian Alps. Once their journey is complete, they congregate in caves and go dormant for summer, similar to hibernation. Upon Autumn’s arrival, these insects return to their birthplaces, mate, lay eggs, and die. The eggs turn into caterpillars that develop underground throughout the winter, and the cycle continues indefinitely. Continue reading →
  7. Pyramid of Giza and Its Electromagnetism

    Pyramid of Giza and Its Electromagnetism
    Ah, the Great Pyramid of Giza. The oldest and last remaining Wonder of the Ancient Worlds. Just when we thought that we were perplexed enough about this structure, its engineering and construction, and its size and proportions, scientists recently married physics and pyramid research to discover a connection between the pyramid’s structure and electromagnetism. Continue reading →
  8. Laser-Generated Magnets: A Third Option to Permanent Magnets and Electromagnets

    Laser-Generated Magnets: A Third Option to Permanent Magnets and Electromagnets
    Permanent magnets are wonderful tools, but they have an inherent drawback depending on the application: you can’t turn their magnetism “on” and “off” with ease. Unless the magnet becomes too hot or is demagnetized by a nearby force, it will generate a magnetic force indefinitely. Continue reading →
  9. The Use of Magnetic Separators in the Mining Industry

    The Use of Magnetic Separators in the Mining Industry
    The mining industry requires some powerful machinery – draglines, excavators, and massive drill rigs. You’ve likely seen one or more these machines while driving down the highway. It is a tough line of work that employs equally tough people, but as demanding as the industry is, and as imposing as most of the machinery tends to be, it requires other, more delicate equipment as well.  Continue reading →
  10. Electromagnetic Spider Webs

    Electromagnetic Spider Webs
    While this Apex blogger is certainly not a fan of spiders, we have to agree that they are fascinating creatures. The eight-legged arthropods spin their silk webs and perch, waiting for their prey to fall at their doorstep. You probably assume that a spider’s prey lands in a web by happenstance, but it has been recently discovered that spiders have a few hidden electromagnetic tricks for trapping their prey. Continue reading →

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