The following video shows one of the simple experiments done in 2007 that investigated the possibilities of manipulating magnetic fields of permanent magnets. In this configuration it was possible to entirely change geometry of the magnetic field of a single NdFeB magnet (~ 3400 Gauss) by means of relatively simple electronics. Later stages of research went into entirely different direction for a number of reasons and this concept is yet to be thoroughly researched and assessed for its engineering potential.
Germination of plant seed is normally affected by ambient temperature, moisture, pH of soil, lighting conditions and quality of seed. Usually only a certain percentage of seed successfully germinates and develops into seedlings. It is less known that certain oscillating electromagnetic fields also affect germination rate and the growth of seedlings and their later growth into fully developed plants. Effects of electromagnetic fields on the germination of seed, seedling development and later plant growth can be beneficial or detrimental, depending on the nature of electromagnetic fields and the way they are applied.