How harmful are metal detectors?

Answer Almost no studies exist on the effects of mid-range electromagnetic frequencies used by metal detectors, but it seems unlikely they could cause any damage, according to Christopher J. Portier of th... Read More »

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What do metal detectors pick up?

Metal detectors work by sensing or picking up metallic objects that are buried in the ground. Beaches, backyards, and parks make for prime treasure-hunting grounds.CoinsWhether it is a quarter or a... Read More »

Are there magnets in metal detectors?

Metal detectors use principles of electromagnetics to induce a magnetic field through the use of inductor coils. The magnetic field creates an electric current in the coin causing the metal detecto... Read More »

Does gold set off metal detectors?

Metal detectors sense all materials that conduct electricity. As Florida State University's Michael Davidson explains, detectors' electromagnetic fields induce currents in conductors. The conductor... Read More »

Who is the inventor of metal detectors?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the first metal detector in 1881. The device was invented with the hope that it might be able to assist doctors in finding a bullet lodged in President James Garfield... Read More »