Did you watch the space launch on Saturday? We certainly did! SpaceX Dragon has successfully launched into space on Saturday 30th May 2020 and has now arrived at the International Space Station (ISS)! This is an incredible achievement within space history. Here are some fun facts and research done by ISS with the use of magnets! FOOD AND DRINK In space you can’t simply place something on a surface and walk away from it. It is reported astronauts often lose things and can spend their time searching for lost items.... Read More
Who’s excited for the SpaceX launch on Saturday? We certainly are! For those of you unsure, Nasa and SpaceX are making history this Saturday 30th May, by launching two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011! Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are due to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) at 8.22pm UK time, in a spacecraft built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company. If successful, this will be the first time this act would have been performed by a privately-owned company. The mission... Read More
Leading on from Magnets in movies, they are also referenced amongst our favourite TV programmes. We will try and avoid any spoilers; in case you haven’t watched the programmes we discuss. So, let’s get started… Breaking Bad Using a monster scrapyard magnet to erase all data from a computer hard drive through a concrete wall. Would this really work? In this episode Mike, Walt and Jesse discover the laptop with incriminating evidence on has already been placed in the police station evidence room. This leads to Mike and Walt arguing... Read More
Magnets are everywhere. We have discussed this a lot in the past how magnets are used within our televisions and within the cameras used to film our much-loved movies. But have you taken a moment to realise that some of our favourite movies use and interpret magnets and their theories all the time?! Here we have delved into some of our favourite movies to discuss how magnets are portrayed. So, let’s get started! With our first movie, we recommend you play Monty Norman’s iconic musical piece to really get you... Read More
Halloween, the time of year when people dress up and talk about the scary bumps in the night. In the spirit of things, we have put together a range of magnets that have a mind of their own… Ferrofluid Cast a spell on your friends with this majestic liquid. Manipulate the ferrofluid within the dramatic skull sculpture to seeit take on amazing shapes and perform physics-defying movements that must be seen to be believed.
It’s that time of the year again, and Santa’s elf is out to check and report on who’s been naughty and nice… Part of what makes Christmas so special is all of the traditions that come with it. Cue the smiley Elf on the Shelf. As a parent, there are many ways to get involved with elf on the shelf – and we have many to show you based on our very own elf’s journey. Our elf has been equipped with his very own magnets, leading to all sorts of creative spots... Read More
As Halloween looms just around the dark and mysterious corner, will you choose trick or treat, penny or a sweet? In the spirit of the fear fest that is Halloween, where people dress themselves and their homes to scare, we are trembling in our boots to reveal our scariest Neodymium magnet ever! And better yet, we are asking our customers to give it a name! Here it is…