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Magnets in General

Amazing Ways Magnets Work for Safety & Security

From deterring shoplifters to preventing catastrophe at gas stations, magnets play a unique role in security in places you might not even suspect.

Used in breakaway pumps, this is one way magnets work for safety at gas stations.You might be surprised to know magnets are used in some pretty useful – and amazing – applications rooted in security. Here’s our top picks for ways magnets keep us safe and sound. Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Understanding Magnet Myths & Facts

Magnet myths and facts

When it comes to magnets, there’s a lot of information and misinformation out there.  And it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.  Here’s the top five magnet myths we find ourselves explaining regularly. Continue reading…

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DIY and Craft, Magnets in General

Viewing Magnetic Fields and Identifying Magnetic Poles

Viewing magnetic fields with with viewer film
Magnetic Viewer Film shows the multiple poles present in flexible magnetic sheeting.
Typically, magnetic fields are invisible.  It’s one of the things that adds to the mystique and curiosity of magnets.  Bust visualizing magnetic fields and identifying magnetic poles can be done with just a few simple tools. Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Attractive Prevention- Why Choose Cow Magnets

Prevent hardware disease with cow magnetsIf an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then one cow magnet is certainly worth its weight in, er, steak.  Popular with farmers, ranchers and veterinarians, cow magnets are a well-known method of preventing hardware disease in cattle.

About Hardware Disease

The University of Missouri extension office estimates between 55 and 75 percent of cattle in the eastern United States have some type of hardware in their stomachs. Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Gluing Magnets: Three Tips for Avoiding a Sticking Situation

Gluing magnets doesn't have to be difficult

Gluing magnets can be one sticky situation – and not just literally.  It’s tricky to make sure the magnet stays where it’s attached, not where it’s attracted.  We’ve found when it comes to adhering magnets, there are three key steps to creating a successful bond: preparation, selection and cure time. Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Science Fair Projects Featuring Magnets

Magnets make a fascinating topics for science fair projects,  as well as illustrating many basic principles of science and generating downright fun experiments.

As science fair projects begin in earnest, here is a collection of some of the best science fair projects or experiments involving magnets we’ve seen.

Illustration of the cross-sectiion of what a mag-lev train looks like.
Illustration from Science Buddies.

 1. Magnetic Levitation- Maglev trains have been big news in the past year. Explore the science behind the future of mass transit with basic (or not so basic) magnet levitation experimentation. Simple experiments show how magnets levitate using their repelling force. Science Buddies details a great experiment building a small maglev train. More advanced students can also build propulsion mechanisms with the train, or measure how other variables like temperature, weight and material selection affect the motion. Continue reading…

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Magnetic Sweepers, Magnets in General

Magnetic Road Sweepers are the Right Tool for Emergency Access

TYMCO® utilizes Magnet Source® Sweepers for Road Clean-up after Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Texas
There are so many factors involved with providing an effective response to an emergency situation. Having the right tools and equipment is always part of a successful solution.

TYMCO, Inc. is a manufacturer of Regenerative Air Street Sweepers located in Waco, Texas, about 19 miles south of West, Texas. When the fertilizer plant located in West exploded on April 17, 2013, TYMCO volunteered to bring their expertise, equipment and the needed sense of urgency to get the job done right and quickly.

Magnetic road sweepers from Master Magnetics works to clean up road in Texas after the explosion. Continue reading…

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Unique P.O.P. Display Features Best Selling Magnets at National Hardware Show

Master Magnetics’ Mini Sweeper™ and Pick-Up Pal™ displayed in functional and space-saving design

Master Magnetics, Inc. will feature their two best selling items, the Magnetic Mini Sweeper™ and the Magnetic Pick-Up Pal,™ in a new functional, space-saving end cap display at the upcoming National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, booth 7219.

Sidekick Combo Display Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Pole Shift Forces Airport Makeover

From www.msnbc.com…

WFLA’s Brooks Garner reports on the pole shift.

Alan Boyle writes: Don’t think of this as another sign of the apocalypse, but Earth’s magnetic north pole has been shifting enough that Tampa’s airport has to repaint the numbers on its runways.

Tampa International Airport in Florida has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to change the numeric designations at each end, as well as the signage on taxiways leading to the runway. The Tampa Tribune said the runway had been designated 18R/36L, indicating its alignment along the 180-degree approach from the north and the 360-degree approach from the south. Now the numbers are being revised to read 19R/1L (190 degrees and 10 degrees). Two other runways will be closed later this month for a similar signage change, the Tribune reported. Continue reading…

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Can a Magnet Really Make Your Credit Card Not Work?

NOTE: Master Magnetics, Inc. cannot confirm or refute the findings of this article. We simply provide this in the interest of our website viewers.

Written by Cynthia Drake, provided by creditcards.com

Will your credit card become unreadable if it’s exposed to magnets? In a previous story, we said yes, but many of you begged to differ. Seeing that, we took the challenge of clearing things up once and for all. Continue reading…

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