Copper-coated uniforms for medical staff could help shred bacteria in hospitals

It’s a pretty metal solution.

UK archaeologists unearth “nationally important” collection of Iron Age artifacts

Among the most intriguing findings are a group of (likely ceremonial) cauldrons that show signs of long-term use and repair.

Otzi’s copper axe offers hints of ‘extensive trade networks’ in Italy 5,300 years ago

This would make it one of the earliest organized trade networks in the area.

The original haute couture: archaeologists unearth fabrics from King Solomon’s time

Recent archaeological findings in the Timna region in Israel’s southern Arava Valley showcase the surprising variety and quality of the clothes worn some 3,000 years ago.

How the Copper Age changed humanity

In a time where virtually all labor was muscle-driven, having access to a material that can make your tools bend a bit instead of breaking or make your sword shatter an enemy’s weapon was like playing life with cheat codes.

“Copper kills everything”: A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

As modern medicine can be quite paradoxical sometimes, checking into a hospital can actually boost your chances of an infection; and if you’re thinking that this only happens in poorer, underdeveloped countries – you’re wrong. No matter where you check in at a hospital, you are vulnerable to infections which have nothing to do with your original problem. Now, a

Copper foam turns CO2 into useful chemicals

Brown University researchers reported the development of a copper foam which could turn CO2 into useful chemicals such as formic acid – a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. As CO2 emissions continue to grow, scientists are trying to find potential uses to it. The problem with carbon dioxide is that it is extremely stable, so breaking it and

Carbon nanotube fiber can carry four times more charge than copper

Reliable, well supplied and with years and years of manufacturing experience behind it, copper is the most widespread material used for delivering electrical charge. Some applications warrant more efficient materials, though,  and researchers at Rice recently showed that carbon nanotubes spun into fiber can carry four times as much electrical charge than copper cables of the same mass. Of course,

A novel technique cools electronic devices faster and cheaper

Researchers at  North Carolina State University have developed a new technique of cooling electronic devices which they claim and prove through their findings that it can lead to an increase of performance by improving the rate of heat exchange, while also lowering the cost of manufacturing. The scientists’ findings might lead to a new generation of more efficient heat sinks,

Rare Earth minerals to be mined from the seafloor

The next step in prospecting and mining has always been a subject of speculation and theories, ever since the days of Jules Verne. For decades, an idea that flourished more and more was to gather up potato-sized magnanese nodules, rich in nickel, cobalt and manganese, that are very valuable in large quantities. The problem is that pretty much all the