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Watch A Magnet Inside A Sock Break Open A Safe In Seconds

Video: Safes, locks and other security measures of that nature? They’re all eventually doomed because they’re designed to open. It’s just a matter of how long it takes. With the help of rare earth magnets, it takes just seconds. Here is Mr Locksmith demonstrating how a rare earth magnet can exploit the nickel piece in this Sentry Electronic Safe to get it open without any damage.


Mixing Glow Sticks With Ferrofluid And Magnets Basically Breaks The Visible Spectrum

We know the chilling magic that is using magnets to control ferrofluid, it’s the closest thing we have to the black arts. But when you add the the chemicals inside a glow stick to the mix, it becomes something so visually awesome that you feel like you’re seeing things move and pop and react in ways and colour combinations you’ve never seen before. So cool.


Griffin's Quick-Release BreakSafe Cable Gives MagSafe Powers To USB-C

If you love the USB Type-C port on Apple’s 12″ MacBook but miss the quick release MagSafe power connector that probably saved your old MacBook’s life on many occasions, Griffin now has a simple way to get it back.


Clever Magnetic Stickers Turn Any Flat Surface Into A Knife Holder

It’s a good idea to keep your best kitchen knives outside of the drawer, where they can get knocked about and damaged, but a dedicated knife block also takes up valuable counter space. An even better solution than both is to turn any flat surface in your kitchen into a magnetic knife holder using these vinyl decals.


Guy Builds An Electromagnetic Thor Mjölnir Hammer Only He Can Lift

Everyone from Nerf to Sideshow Collectibles will happily sell you a replica of Thor’s mighty Mjölnir Hammer. But if you want it to work just like the one in the comic books and movies do, you’ll need to do what YouTuber Sufficiently Advanced did and build one yourself.


Mercedes-Benz Made Uncrashable Toy Cars To Show Off Its Safety Tech

No consumer is ever too young to start fostering brand loyalty. So to help promote the anti-collision technology in its vehicles, and to seed the next-generation of owners, Mercedes-Benz created a couple of nifty toy cars that were impossible for kids to crash into each other.


This 15-Tonne Magnet Is Now Ready To Study Mysterious Particles

Last year, a massive, 15.4-tonne, 15.85m wide electromagnet was successfully shipped from Long Island to Illinois. This week, it hit another milestone: It was successfully chilled to absolute zero temps after 10 years’ inactivity, proving it’s ready to solve a whole new decade’s physics mysteries.


Sharks Can Sense Electricity, And That Might Save Them From Extinction

Anyone who has ever gone fishing knows that you don’t always catch what you’re trying to catch. In industrial fishing, that problem is called “bycatch,” and it can have grave consequences.


NASA Teams Up With Hoverboard Company To Build A Magnetic 'Tractor Beam'

When Arx Pax unveiled its “hoverboard” last year, we had a hunch that this was but the first demonstration of the company’s new magnetic field technology. Why was Arx Pax really messing around with magnets? For one, to build a tractor beam.


The Cool Science Behind How The Lexus Hoverboard Works

We were teased a hoverboard. We saw a hoverboard. And we even rode the hoverboard. So how does Lexus’ hoverboard actually work? This video breaks down the science behind it.


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