magnetism magnetism  /ˈmæɡ nə ˌtɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
  2. (n) the branch of science that studies magnetism

Usage(s):

  1. A challenging item in the unfinished business of science is to find some connection between magnetism and gravitation.
  2. Whenever the volcano's magnetism diminished appreciably, a period of activity followed in two to six months.
  3. For about 700 years, magnetism has been known as the force that stands still.

News

  1. Creating and Dissipating Magnetic Clouds in Graphene

    Magnets are critical to a wide variety of technologies, including electronic data storage methods and sensors. In these cases the ability to flip the directionality of the magnets and particles within the magnets, is used. Researchers at the University of Manchester however have found a way to switch magnetism on and off within a material, instead of just switching it from up to down. The ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Overclockers Club

  2. Magrunner: Dark Pulse Review [PC]

    Magrunner: Dark Pulse may owe heavy debts to Portal, but its combination of magnetism and Cthulhu make it an enjoyable game in its own right.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: GameSpot

  3. Kenneth Wilson, Nobel Physicist, Dies at 77

    Dr. Wilson was known for showing how to calculate tricky moments in physics, like when ice melts or an iron bar loses magnetism.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  1. The head of the Sony Corporation Sir Howard Stringer said: "Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Howard Stringer Source: Independent

  2. "Ray let himself go for that particular part," said Cave of Winstone role in The Proposition. "He was drinking and kind of out of shape and looking pretty rough, but he had this kind of magnetism about him where all the women involved were...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nick Cave Source: National Post

  3. Ketterle adds that he and his colleagues have many ideas how to study this new form of matter more closely: "One thing is certain: We have made an important discovery, which will advance our understanding of magnetism."
    on Sep 17, 2009 By: Wolfgang Ketterle Source: Science Daily (press release)

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