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INFO SHEET - Metals, alloys and metal compounds – Metals, their alloys and their compounds play a vital role in our daily lives.

What is electrifies steel and what are the main points of interest of using it? What are the most common applications that warrant its use? Here are some are the most vital things you have to know about this extremely strong metal compound.

from Into The Gloss

Iluminage Pillow by Pond's Institute

Pond’s Institute Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide. Its gold silken (technically polyester, but close enough) fibers are embedded with the aforementioned metal compound, which apparently releases copper ions into your skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time. Does that work? I really can’t tell you. I've been too busy getting the best sleep of my life.

Collecting a complete set of tools can take years – unless you cover every base at once with this 124 Piece Vanadium Tool Set. This complete tool set is well organized in a portable and sturdy case with wheels. Not only does this tool set prepare the handyman for just about every scenario, the tools are made from high quality Chrome Vanadium steel, which is a metal compound that’s stronger and more rust resistant than carbon steel.

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Kool Stop Replacement Bicycle Disc Brake Pads (Formula Oro, Organic) by Kool Stop. $9.69. Kool-Stop sintered metal disc brake pads are designed to give your bike performance braking in extreme conditions, e.g. XC, downhill, trials and dual slalom riding. Our pads have a quick break-in period so you get maximum performance during those demanding rides when stopping power, durability and long pad life are required. Sintered metal compounds have a higher resistance ...

from Mail Online

Metal material can shape-shift, paving the way for robot skin

Cornell University have developed a metal compound that can morph. It's field metal combined with rubber form, to create a metal that has the stiffness to carry a load when needed, and elasticity to change shape.