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Magnetism is all around us. Here you can find out how magnetism affects everything around you.

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How Magnets Work

Magnets are used in all kinds of applications, but do you ever wonder exactly why it sticks to certain metals? Find out the answer to this and other questions as we explore exactly how magnets work.


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How Magnets Work

How Magnets Work

Magnets are objects that produce magnetic fields and attract metals like iron, nickel and cobalt. Learn about magnets, how magnets are made and why magnets stick. See more »