Archive for May 2016
Where are Magnets in Kitchens?
Magnets are used everywhere! In fact, magnets are a little like rats as you are probably never more than 5m away from one! A normal kitchen is full of magnets. There are the obvious applications where Magnets are used to stick messages on the door of the fridge and dishwasher, and then there are the…Read More
Magneto Embraces Magnetic Power
The dastardly villain Magneto is the arch enemy of the X Men, as portrayed in the Marvel comics and the series of blockbuster movies. This is a anti-hero who has harnessed the power of magnetism with an ability to generate and control magnetic fields. But does this reflect reality in any way? Controlling magnetic fields…Read More
The Myths and Magic of the Magnet
Magnetism is one of the most fundamental physical forces in the universe. The naturally produced force plays a huge part in everyone’s daily life featuring in electronics (such as mobile phones and computers), cars, wind turbines as well as a diverse range of other commonly unknown applications. The Discovery of Magnetite The Greeks are widely considered…Read More