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Why We Don’t Have Magnetic Charges

May 23, 2022

Magnetic fields aren’t visible to us. But if we wanted to see one, it’s as easy as pouring iron filings over a magnet and seeing how they line up from one end of the magnet to the other. […]

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Deeper Dive

New Electrical Engineering Series Dives into Edison/Tesla War

May 22, 2022

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla’s electricity feud is legendary. While Edison championed direct electrical current, flowing just one way, Tesla worked on alternating current, which flowed in two directions. This week on Wondrium Shorts, electricity gets ugly. […]

The alkali Metals on the periodic table
Chemistry

The Fascinating Qualities of Alkali Metals

May 14, 2022

When some metals, such as sodium, interact with water, they produce strong bases called alkalines. The term ‘alkali’ itself comes from an Arabic expression used to refer to wood ash heated without oxygen. […]

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