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Before brass became one of copper’s most essential alloys, it was first thought to be just the result of a flaw in the manufacturing process, considered as either bronze or copper depending on which it resembles more. Today, brass is identified as a metal on its own just like bronze and copper as well as...
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Metals are classified into two types. Those that contain iron and are widely utilized for large-scale construction and industrial applications are classified as ferrous metals, while those that don’t contain iron and are often exploited for their electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and antibacterial properties are classified as non-ferrous. The latter is regard as high-end for...
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When we think of construction, the first metal that comes to mind is steel. While it’s true that steel plays a vital role in a building’s stability by acting as reinforcement to columns and beams, it’s not the only metal used in construction. There are many others, most of which are copper alloys. You’ll see...
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Music is a key ingredient of human evolution. Like science and politics, it’s something we, humans, are bound to discover and develop no matter how many times we disappear and reemerge in the Earth’s lifecycle. Throughout history, you’ll find music playing a vital role in the formation and preservation of traditions, such as rituals and...
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Ever wondered how the images and texts on coins are made? Or perhaps the print on some of the items in the rare books and manuscripts section in your library? Those are the work of a process called engraving, which involves the incision of intricate designs on a hard, usually flat surface that serves as...
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, copper is the third-most consumed industrial metal worldwide, trailing only aluminum and iron. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if you had something made of copper in your home right now. Since copper is highly prized for its durability and brilliant shine, it is commonly used in wiring for...
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One of the greatest discoveries of the last millennium is the true cause of earthquakes. Until the 18th century, even the most celebrated scientists in history thought earthquakes are created by explosions of flammable materials deep underground. Such conjecture, along with many others, was immediately debunked when Reverend John Mitchell proposed that earthquakes were caused...
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Best Way to Polish Brass: Three Cleaning Mixtures You Can Make at Home
There is no denying that brass is one of the most popular metals for crafting ornamental pieces. This is mostly because brass has a unique shine and luster, as well as the fact that it’s a cost-effective material for metalworkers to use. In fact, you probably have more than a few brass items in your...
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Water is probably the last thing you could think of when identifying things that can cut metal. As mindboggling as it may sound, water is actually one of the most powerful metal cutting agents available. With the right pressure and abrasiveness, it can slice through almost anything from wood and plastic to rock and metal,...
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