In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- They floated a piece of lodestone, a naturally-occurring magnetic mineral, on a piece of wood in a bowl of water with its ‘poles’ horizontally opposite to one another so that it could rotate and line up with the Earth's poles.
- Then there were real sparks as someone hit a lodestone, and a candle ignited in front of my face.
- It holds a very sharp edge, and lodestone does not attract it.
- Why did lodestone have the power to attract certain metals?
- Geomagnetic measurements owe their beginning to an uncommon rock: lodestone.
- For example, there is an interesting rock called lodestone.
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- Electromagnetic fields and radiation have, perhaps through their historical associations with magnetic lodestones and electrical storms, been linked to forces of nature that are not readily understood.
- Gilbert carried out many other experiments, including the study of spherical lodestones that were floated on water in small wooden boats.
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