Materials

Recycling

My materials blogs are about useful materials in the modern age. For the use of these to be sustainable we need to recycle as much as we can.  With China becoming more picky about what they will accept from us, … Read More

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Copper

Copper has been used by humans for about 9000 years in its naturally occurring metal persona and has been smelted from ores in kilns for about 5000 years. Soon after that it was alloyed with tin and kick started the … Read More

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Best thing since sliced bread – Plastic

(Not to be confused with short story of the same name published in the Feb 2019 edition of antisf magazine) Sliced bread dries out quicker and needs packaging to keep it fresh. The answer, that allowed sliced bread to take … Read More

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Just call me Al – Materials -001

Aluminium is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon and is the most abundant metal. It has the chemical symbol Al.  Australia is the largest producer of aluminium ore, largely from its northern coast and … Read More

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