Magnets come in all shapes and sizes. Find out how to make magnetic Silly Putty at home using a few simple ingredients.
Seeing is believing. In these animations, we show you what electricity and magnetism might look like if they weren't invisible.
Check out the lesson plans on electric field lines, circuits, electromagnets and more.
Wale Akinfaderin explains how a legendary free kick netted him another important goal: a career in physics.
The interplay of magnetic and electric forces can shrink a U.S. quarter to the size of a dime – in one millionth of a second.
We try to pull the wool over your eyes (and teach you a thing or two) with a quick quiz on the good ol' days of electricity and magnetism.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines are powered by strong superconducting magnets. Find out what makes them tick.
In 1876, Sir Humphry Davy saw light jump across a gap in a circuit. One of the first electrical lights, the arc light, was born.
- If your knowledge of magnets ends with posting a to-do list on the fridge, add this to the list: Learn more about magnets! Read more
- They don't call it super for nothing. Once you get a superconductor going, it'll keep on ticking like the Energizer Bunny, only a lot longer. Read more
- Come peek inside one of these amazing machines — and learn how they help doctors peek inside their patients. Read more
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge lends a hand as we explore cryogenics — the art and science of how to get things fantastically frigid. Read more
- Not only do mass spectrometers accurately weigh molecules — they do it while those tiny particles are careening by faster than Jeff Gordon on steroids. Read more
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