Fidgeting at work or at school to calm nerves or to focus on a current activity is not a new thing. However, it is a new trend. Hold your attention and defy gravity with Feel Flux. There are two parts to the toy: a tube, and a ball. The ball is made of the world’s strongest magnetic force; when paired with the tube, the electrical current literally slows down gravity.
Why is this hot?
Feel Flux uses Lenz’s Law. The law explains that a strong magnetic force is counter intuitive to the current inside a copper or aluminum pipe, or in this case a tube which slows down the flow of gravity. The two engineers who came up with the toy are from the birthplace of the Rubik’s cube: Budapest, Hungary.
And as always, pairing science with boredom is always a good idea.