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 » Science Physics Magnetism

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 » Hobbies & Games Toys

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 » Sports & Active Lifestyle
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