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Naturally magnetic lodestones were found in an area of Greece called Magnesia and by the 1100s, lodestones were used for navigation. In 1269, Petus de Maricourt discovered that magnets have two poles. More »

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Polly Pocket began in 1983 when Chris Wiggs decided to make little dolls for his daughter to play with. He decided to design them very small so that they could fit in a pocket and go anywhere. This meant that children co... More »

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Lexus released a video in 2015 that showed a functioning hoverboard skateboard levitating above the ground by using the magnetic energy of superconductors. This Lexus model follows the Kickstarter release of another vers... More »

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Magnets that can be made easily from material found at home are called homemade magnets. These are very small and weak magnets. They are primarily for having fun and teaching children about magnetism. More »

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Magnetic levitation is a method of supporting an object with the repulsive force of magnets and the stability of servomechanisms. The object is thus suspended in the air, counteracting the effects of gravity. More »

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Permanent magnets with diminished field strength can be recharged in at least three ways: by striking, stroking or stacking. Each of these methods entails lining up the weakened magnet with a stronger external field and ... More »

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The uses of magnets in everyday life include in the household, credit cards, electronics, industrial work, medical equipment and jewelry. In different industrial fields, magnets are useful as magnetic sweepers or sorters... More »

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