Using extreme heat, gold atoms are gradually coaxed away from the powdered rock.Turns out that an ounce per ton is pretty much optimal for the underground mine.And we're made, almost entirely, of just a handful of ingredients, including one that burns with secret fire inside us all.
I can hardly think of anything that doesn't have either a tiny bit of copper or lots of copper.
When placed in a circuit, the negatively charged particles line up and flow as an electric current.
It's a story that begins with the Big Bang and eventually leads to us.
Join me as I explore the basic building blocks of the universe…
This goes back to the 1800s, the late 1800s, where farmers were looking, actually, for money to plant their next year's crops.
We use it for infrastructure; we use it for electronic goods.“In your twenties, you think you are just going to live forever,” said 35-year-old Jonathan Yevin, owner of the Brooklyn-based landscape company M.Call it ‘mangst” or “manxiety.” Either one describes the bouts of anxiety single guys in their thirties feel about their marital status.This is what can happen if the amount of tin isn't right.To see what it takes to get something bigger than that tiny bead, I visit the processing plant where the ore ends up.Yet everything we know, the stars, the planets and life, itself, comes from about 90 basic building blocks,…