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  1. Magnetic Podcast Episodes

    Magnetic Podcast Episodes
    Are you an avid podcast listener? We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting episodes on magnetism. These episodes from a variety of podcasts dive deep into magnetism, from explaining how magnetic fields work to why magnets even exist. Throw one of these on during your commute and let us know what you think!  The Science of Everything Podcast This...
  2. Magnet Accessories

    Magnet Accessories
    You know we sell strong permanent neodymium magnets, but that’s not all! Along with magnets, we also sell magnet accessories to use at work, at home, or just for fun. Read more about the uses for these attractive products below.  On the Job Magnetic Shop Floor Sweeper Quickly and easily clear floors of ferrous metal debris with this magnetic sweeper...
  3. A “Weird” Magnet Shouldn’t Exist, But It Does

    A “Weird” Magnet Shouldn’t Exist, But It Does
    After being theorized for decades, a material known as USb2 — a uranium and antimony compound—was found to be magnetic despite its singlet-based properties. Its magnetism has also been experimentally proven to exist in reasonable temperatures compared to the extremely cold temperatures it was once tested in. What’s significant about this? This new magnetic material may change the game in information storage for computers based on its ability to transition from magnetized to not in seconds. Weird. Continue reading →
  4. Could A Helium Shortage Affect Magnets?

    Could A Helium Shortage Affect Magnets?
    Did you know that many experts say that there is a shortage of helium? The U.S. has been the biggest supplier of liquid for some time and the National Helium Reserve houses a majority of the Earth’s helium. As the abundance of helium depletes though, some scientists are worried about how the growing demand and limited supply will affect us. According to recent reports, the demand for helium is expected to increase 2 to 3 percent as industries like electronics and healthcare increase their usage of it. Continue reading →
  5. Motivational Magnets to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Motivational Magnets to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
    Around this time every year, we set our New Year’s resolutions. And although we may start out with a strong determination to keep them, many of us fail by the end of the year. In fact, according to research from the University of Scranton, 60% of New Year’s resolutions fail. However, we’re not trying to discourage you from setting resolutions. Instead, we have a few ideas for how you can push yourself to keep them, all year. One of the keys to completing your goals for 2015 is to stay motivated and committed. And one way to stay motivated is by reminding yourself each day to keep going. For those of you that are determined to meet your 2015 resolutions, here’s an idea━create DIY motivation magnets and place them all around your home as a friendly reminder to stick with it. Learn how to make them below. Continue reading →
  6. 10 Magnet Facts To Help Your Brain Get Fit in 2015

    10 Magnet Facts To Help Your Brain Get Fit in 2015
    While you’re working out at the gym in the coming year, don’t forget to work out one of the most important muscles in your body━your brain. (For the record, your brain isn’t technically a muscle by itself.) However, like a muscle, your brain gets stronger as you use it more often. In honor of getting your brain fit for the new year, we have compiled a list of magnet facts to get you started. Continue reading →
  7. Magnetic Earth Day Facts

    Magnetic Earth Day Facts
    The first Earth Day started on April 22, 1970 with over 20 million people across the United States rallying for increased environmental awareness and protection. Photos from the first Earth Day show some advocates wearing gas masks and others sitting outside city parks, buildings and other facilities to spread their message. Now, Earth Day is an official annual holiday celebrated for 44 years. Earth Day may happen once a year but there are many reasons why we should appreciate and protect the Earth all year round. Continue reading →
  8. Weird Magnet Fact of the Week: Magnets are Brakes on Amusement Rides

    Weird Magnet Fact of the Week: Magnets are Brakes on Amusement Rides
    Magnets don’t just go on your fridge. In fact, they are used in many technical, real-world applications. For example, magnets are used in amusement parks all over the world and in rollercoasters as braking mechanisms. The neat part about magnetic brakes is that magnets do not require electrical power and if the power stops, the brakes won’t be affected. Here’s how it works: Continue reading →

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