'Magnetricity' behaves like electricity

Currents of monopole-like magnetic charges act much like electricity

By Devin Powell, 18:20 PM February 11, 2011

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Electricity has a new little sister: magnetricity.

A team of physicists in England has created magnetic charges — isolated north and south magnetic poles — and induced them to flow in crystals no bigger than a centimeter across. These moving magnetic charges, which behave almost exactly like electrical charges flowing through batteries and biological systems, could one day be useful in developing “magnetronic” devices — though what such devices would do is anybody’s gue...

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