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The commercial products are being developed with copper-based shape memory alloys, which are softer and don’t need as much force as nickel-titanium alloys.The Shape-Shifting Squeeze Coolers|Marcus Woo|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
One model created at the facility is a knit mask woven through with copper, which is being used in medical facilities and by the US military.Unmade in America|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Others were made using titanium, copper, chromium or zirconium.Here’s one way to harvest water right out of the air|Sid Perkins|April 24, 2020|Science News For Students
Then he stuffed copper wool into each end to press the powder together.Converting trash to valuable graphene in a flash|Alison Pearce Stevens|March 20, 2020|Science News For Students
Under some of the previous rules that were in place, these companies had to maintain those copper networks no matter what, even though these networks were not providing consumers high-capacity, high-quality broadband.Can You Hear Me Now? (Ep. 406)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 20, 2020|Freakonomics
You can find fourteen of these copper creations, all initially containing 3,900 liters of liquid apiece, on the Macallan estate.
But the copper performs another important function: working as a catalyst in the distillation process.
Why the size and shape of a copper still is at the core of whisky distillation.
The151-foot newborn waited in the harbor on her 171-foot pedestal, a huge French flag fluttering over her dark copper face.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, there are much larger risks in this world than traces of copper in your water.Are Water Filters B.S.?|Michael Schulson|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The vicar's wife sat before a huge book, in front of her were little piles of copper money.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Beds, in those days, were warmed with copper warming pans, and nightcaps adorned the slumbering heads of both sexes.
Such a furnace worked there for many years, until copper smelting was removed from Cornwall to Wales.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The Japanese use both copper and silver pipes, most of them similar in shape and size to those used by the Chinese.
One evening at tea, a copper kettle, with hot water, stood on the hob.
British Dictionary definitions for copper (1 of 2)
- a malleable ductile reddish metallic element occurring as the free metal, copper glance, and copper pyrites: used as an electrical and thermal conductor and in such alloys as brass and bronze. Symbol: Cu; atomic no: 29; atomic wt: 63.546; valency: 1 or 2; relative density: 8.96; melting pt: 1084.87±+0.2°C; boiling pt: 2563°CRelated adjectives: cupric, cuprous Related prefix: cupro-
- (as modifier)a copper coin
- the reddish-brown colour of copper
- (as adjective)copper hair