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an object having polarity (oppositely charged ends) and capable of attracting iron.


The property of mutual attraction or repulsion possessed by magnets.


(mag'ne-tizm) [Gr. magnes, magnet, + -ismos, condition]
The property of repulsion and attraction of certain substances that have magnetic properties.
See: magnet


magnetic attraction or repulsion.

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Q. hey guys! has anyone ever tried a chinese magnet to help a diet?? Somwone I know who is a chinse medicine healer, gave me a special magnet you stick to the right thumb of your hand to help evoid snack attacks. Did you ever hear anything about it?? did iot help anyone??

A. i tried magnets. not to dieting but magnets to the feet. supposed to help in giving energy while walking (i hike a lot). couldn't say i felt a big difference, but i only tried it for a day- so i don't know...

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World Data Center for Geomagnetism (2005), Internet Site For Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, http://swdcwww.
For example, Radin, McAlpine, and Cunningham (1994) found a different pattern for psi performance and geomagnetism for normal and creative groups, respectively.
Tenders are invited for Purchase Of Stationary Magnetotelluric Data Acquisition System For Indian Institute Of Geomagnetism
Sex pairings, target type and geomagnetism in the PRL automated ganzfeld series.
One wonders if the same will happen to other lines of research, such as attempts to replicate, extend, and understand the correlations between ESP and geomagnetism or local sidereal time.
Tenders are invited for Providing Street Light And Security Light To The Magnetic Observatory Compound Including Rewiring Of Office Building Along With Providing Fans And Fittings At Indian Institute Of Geomagnetism At Pondicherry University Campus, Puducherry.
For example, spontaneous cases have been related to personality variables (Zingrone, Alvarado & Dalton, 1998-99) and to measures of global geomagnetism (Persinger, 1987).
The collection of studies by Persinger suggesting a relation among increased geomagnetism, cerebral melatonin levels, and complex partial temporal lobe epilepsy is reviewed and applied to further show how temporal lobe microseizuring can alter electrochemical activity within the mesiobasal structures and produce abnormal sensory and emotional behaviors often associated with apparitions.