MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota attracted an enormous delivery Wednesday morning — 39,000 pounds of magnets.
The magnets, weighing between 6,000 and 18,000 pounds, were delivered to the Biomedical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility on the Minneapolis campus.
Giant cranes had to place the three high-powered magnets, which will assist in molecular research. The University brought in three specialized engineers from other countries to oversee the placement of the magnets.
The University says the magnets will help advance research done to fight HIV, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.