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Magnets Let You Rearrange These Modular LED Lights On The Fly

Conventional lighting systems suffer from a serious but seemingly unavoidable limitation: sockets. Along with wires, plugs and fixtures, this basic infrastructure dictates where lights can go and what they could look like. How would a designer get around that? Magnets, of course!


Finally, A Way To Feel Magnetic Fields Without Implants

I’ve always been captivated by biohackers who implant tiny magnets under their skin, giving themselves the ability to physically feel magnetic fields. However, I’m not quite dedicated enough to go through the hassle (or commitment) of actually going under the knife.


Magnetic Buckyballs In A Blender Create One Terrifying Light Show

It didn’t take long for those “Will it Blend?” videos to get long in the tooth. You can only watch so many smartphones being torn to shreds before the novelty wears off. But to celebrate the birth of his 40th grandkid, Tom Dickson tosses a mountain of magnetic Buckyballs into the blades and the results are as spectacular as they are incredibly dangerous to try at home. Seriously, don’t try this at home.


Avoid Actual Work At Work With This Pen Made Of Magnets

The secret to a really effective desk toy is that it has to blend into your office. A pinball machine in the corner is just going to tell your manager you’re probably not getting a lot of work done. But a pen/tablet stylus made of magnets opens up a whole new world of slacking off, with your boss being none-the-wiser.


Magnets Can Attract Your Cereal, And This Is Why

Video: I know most of the food we eat contains iron to some extent. And I also know that iron is vital to keep us going. But watching this awesome science experiment where corn flakes get attracted to a magnet creeps me out a little.


Build Yourself Some Bots With Tegu's Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Some would say simple building blocks didn’t need improving, but Tegu’s idea to add hidden magnets to help hold creations together was genius. And while kids have always been able to use Tegu’s blocks to build robots and other high-tech toys with enough imagination, a handful of new sets with added graphics makes it easier to build futuristic creations.


Could Magnets Help The NFL's Concussion Epidemic?

NFL teams across the U.S. have this weekend taken to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W against their names. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport’s biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would suggest, more will be added in the next few hours.


The Hoverboard Is Real, And I Rode It

I’m tired of being lied to. Tired of companies exploiting my childhood dreams of riding a hoverboard just like Back to the Future Part II. When Doc Brown let me down, I was ready to write off the whole idea. But this week, my dream finally came true.


Magnetised Iron Dust Moves In Crazy Patterns With The Music

Video: Watch these metal filings mesmerisingly dance the night away as the music pumps in. The board, which is made by TechnoFrolics, uses iron dust in a choreographed magnetic field to react to noise. It looks like a field of waving dancing metal mini trees.


10,000-Buckyball Cube Destruction Is The Most Satisfying Video Today

Video: The deadly magnetic metal spheres known as Buckyballs may be officially banned, but they keep living in the homes and offices of rebels who keep making cool stuff with them. Like this massive cube assembled with 10,000 magnetic spheres — without a doubt the most satisfying video so far this month.