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  • April 4, 2014
    This is a video of a guy demonstrating Lenz's Law with neodymium magnets and a thick-ass copper tube. Why does the magnet fall so slowly? SCIENCE. Via Wikipedia because I suck at explaining things except 1) where babies come from and 2) RPG strategies. Eddy currents (also... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2014
    Watch your step, Florida. In case you were wondering, my Spirit Quest was a huge success and I am returning to reality refreshed AND with the knowledge of my spirit animal. I think it was a coyote, but it was pretty flat and there were a lot of tire tracks. In news that requ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is a table made out of 27 individual wooden blocks with magnets embedded in them. The magnets repel each other, and the blocks on the second and third levels all float. Don't worry though, they also have a series of guide wires running through them so that @$$hole friend... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    This is the fully automatic Gauss gun that Jason of Delta-V Engineering built in his spare time. What I build in my spare time? LASTING FRIENDSHIPS. Jk jk -- sandcastles. I just completed my latest project after almost three years of work. It's a home made, portable coilgun... / Continue →
  • April 19, 2013
    This is a well-shot compilation video from Joey Shanks of various magnets (some covered in glitter and mirrors!) being swallowed by metallic silly putty. It's mesmerizing. Plus reminded me of how butts work BUT IN REVERSE. I should have been a science teacher. Hit the jump ... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2013
    This is a time lapse video of iron-infused silly putty swallowing a rare earth magnet over the span of an hour and a half (similar to this one I posted a while back but different because that one I posted a long time ago and this one I'm posting today). It's the kind of thing ... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2012
    Buckyballs, the popular magnetic desktop toy, have officially been banned by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Because for some reason parents can't keep the things out of their children's hands, and those children can't keep the things out of their grubby little pie-ho... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2012
    Note: Video is kinda graphic depending on how you feel about a dude poking bloody holes in himself. This is a video of Dave Hurban, who, tired of having to attach his iPod nano to his wrist with a strap, decided to implant some magnets in his arm to do the job for him. Person... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Inb4 how do they work? These are magnetic disk mounts that allow you to stick CD's/DVD's/video games to any magnetic surface. Of course, with a little ingenuity you could probably slap a bit of sticky tape on the back and stick them to ANY surface. Then maybe your roommate w... / Continue →