Mankind's "Alloy" in the War Against Bacteria
Long before the advent of modern medicine and the scientific discovery of germs, ancient healers recognized that copper had medicinal powers.
Egyptians used copper to sterilize drinking water and wounds. Hippocrates, a fifth-century B.C. Greek who led the development of the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors, treated open wounds and skin irritations with copper. The Aztecs applied copper to heal sore throats. And the Romans cataloged numerous diseases for which copper could be used as a treatment.
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The Serious Cook's Metal of Honor
"There's an intense interest in culinary arts now," says John Milnthorp, business manager for the clad metals division of All-Clad Metalcrafters, which sells millions of dollars a year in copper cookware. The advent of an entire cable TV network, the Food Network, is certainly proof of the increased attention given to food preparation.
Along with this attention has come a substantial increase in copper cookware purchases. Copper provides the foundation for many gastronomic delights, including delicate sauces, candies and chocolate.
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Got Copper (In Your Diet)?
How important to your health is copper? Could it reduce the risk of osteoporosis and slow the rate of bone loss, or lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease, or reduce pregnancy complications?
Copper's role in our daily diet is becoming a focus of research into the causes and prevention of degenerative diseases related to aging. Because the average age of the U.S. population is increasing - as the Baby Boom generation moves into and beyond middle age - information regarding proper copper consumption has become a growing concern.
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- Building Better Bridges
Tesla Electric Roadster - Powered by Copper
Electric-powered cars have long been a dream for sci-fi writers, energy producers and automotive enthusiasts. In concept, this goal seems easily attainable, but for years inventors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers alike have tried and ultimately failed to design a reliable and economically attractive electric vehicle. While the recent introduction of gas-electric hybrids has brought the vision closer to reality, the all-electric automobile has steadfastly remained a distant point on our automotive horizon.
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