Short Wave
Short Wave
Feb 24, 2021
Magnets: The Hidden Objects Powering Your Life
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It's likely there's a magnet wherever you're looking right now. In fact, the device you're using to listen to this episode? Also uses a magnet. Which is why today, NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel is taking us "back to school," explaining how magnetism works and why magnets deserve more respect.

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