Swarm-ee – The New Magnetic Gaming Experience

Swarm-ee the magnetic iPhone game

Can you handle true North? With Swarm-ee you can. But can you navigate a steel ball across a labyrinth only by using the compass of your iPhone? You have certainly never done it before. Today a new iPhone game enters the App store. It’s called Swarm-ee and is triggered by the European magnetic space mission …
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6. Dezember 2013

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The animals’ sense of direction

Magnetsinn bei Tieren

Migratory birds on ​​their way to warmer climes. When the great swarms cross the sky, have you ever asked yourself, how they know their way? Very simple: these clever animals have a sixth sense, the magnetic sense! Magnetic sense – what is it that? The magnetic sense is generally defined as the ability of animals …
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1. November 2013

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What Have We Learned from Baumgartner’s Stratospheric Jump?

Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner’ Record Jump   Although just a small step for Felix Baumgartner, the event has left a big footprint: On 14 October 2012 Baumgartner jumped from 128,100 feet [39,045 meters] altitude, using a special pressurized suit. Reaching a speed of 833 mph [1,342 kmh], he passed the sound barrier as first man in history …
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16. Oktober 2013

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Gravity The Film – But How Weightless is Outer Space?

"GRAVITY" mit Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is Dr. Stone in ‚Gravity‘   Outer space is vast and inhospitable. Good reason for Oscar winning actors Sandra Bullock (49) and George Clooney (52) to venture out of Earth’s atmosphere into a seemingly simple, but in fact complex environment: weightlessness. The Plot of Gravity-the-Film Medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is …
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2. Oktober 2013

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Can vegetarian diet stop the ozone hole?

MaggieQ

Actress Maggie Q claims a veggie diet to save the climate   Body painting in ‘ozone blue’ on the bare skin of a famous actress like Maggie Q is of course provocative. And it has a strong message: You can stop climate change with a veggie diet. But is that really true? Can you fight …
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24. September 2013

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Celebs against Fracking – There are Good Alternatives to Find New Gas

Marching against Fracking: Daryl Hannah

Daryl Hannah’s fans have became quite familiar with her committment to protect the environment: The actress uses her celebrity status to draw public attention to whatever harms our planet. On 22 August she moved, together with members of the Alliance Americans Against Fracking to the White House in Washington D.C. in order to present to …
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17. September 2013

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Magnetic Cornflakes

Corn flakes are made of maize, sugar, and metals like iron.That makes your breakfast cereal quite attractive, because iron is magnetic and thus your breakfast bowl has something to share with the Earth’s crust. What does you breakfast cereal have in common with Earth’s crust you might ask me? They both have the same material, …
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10. September 2013

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Magnetic Beauty

Beyoncé

As you can see, magnetic therapy within the realms of youth and beauty has come a long way since the famous Egyptian queen slept with Lodestones to keep her youthful skin. Magnetic therapy is used for maintaining youth and beauty and Cleopatra was the first celebrity reported to use magnets to procure positive effects and is …
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3. September 2013

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Hightech For Emergencies

What kind of event we are celebrating every year on August 19? The International Humanitarian Aid Day. Do you know more about it?  This day hasn’t really the same cross media intensity, but since 2008, when the UNO fixed this day as  International Humanitarian Aid Day, there are more and more celebraties joigning the campaign …
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20. August 2013

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Magnetic Music

Ooops! They are back again, sturdy and flushy. These headphones new wave are very colorful and really looky. Only yesterday, the smart and tiny in-ear plugs were the absolute must, and, perhaps you have still in mind those in-ear plugs fixed on a bracket behind the neck. If there would be any time travel technic, …
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31. Juli 2013

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A Look Inside

so what...

Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT)! You feel scared by hearing the words and then, you’re imagining that you are on a padded table sliding slowly into a tunnel-like tube, from the top to the bottom. Hard time for claustrophobic people! But the technology behind is really benign and the medical benefits are enormous. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) …
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24. Juli 2013

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The Ozone Hole And The Observers

Sunburn, burned skin, skin cancer. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, becomes the most common cancers among adolescents and young adults ages 15 – 29. It’s a terrific proof that the warnings from the 1990s of the ozone hole were justified. The sun provides life, but too much sun without protection can be …
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20. Juli 2013

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The splinter indicating north

Do you remember the last time when you held a compass in your hand or used it as app on your mobile phone? Perhaps, during the last hiking, biking, fishing trip in a remote region?  But actually, we do not need any longer a compass in our  everyday life. In a stroll through town, no …
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12. Juli 2013

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Sticky, brightening, healing!

comfortable technology?

You remember these multi colored sticky magnets on the fridge? Inside the funny motives there are perhaps extra strong neodymium magnets? They are part of the many magnets which are everywhere in our daily life: in the home, in the car, on the bike. On the bike? Yes, inside the bike dynamo providing the electricity for your headlight! But as the dynamo rubbing agains the tire becomes rather irritating and annoying when you have to pedal uphill, clever Danish tinkerers have found a new smart solution: It’s called electromagnetic induction and a small magnet fixed at the spoke of the front wheel and another magnet fixed at the headlight. Both are flitting past each other, and …
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5. Juli 2013

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Your friend, the magnet

Imagine there would be no magnetic field around Earth. Well, so what? The clever boy scout wouldn’t be able to find his way out of a forest because the needle of his compass would simply point somewhere at random. Also, we wouldn’t know where the north pole is exactly. But apart from that? Magnetism is …
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5. Juni 2013

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