The Power Of Magnets


Magnets are fascinating and captivating. Their ability to attract and repel by means of an invisible force seems impossible. But the potential of magnetic power goes far beyond the ability of a magnet to stick to a fridge or pick up a pile of paperclips. Scientists and engineers are harnessing the power of magnets like never before and the implications on the future of technology, transportation, and even space exploration are just now being realized.

This series explores some of the most promising and exciting applications of magnets today. Learn about how magnets are being used to create the next generation of smartphones. Explore a futuristic concept of space propulsion that uses magnetic energy instead of fuel. Imagine an elevator that can move along magnetic tracks in any direction.

Below are five opportunities to learn about the most exciting ways magnets will, undoubtedly, shape our future.

Written by Curiosity Staff August 30, 2016