Background

Titanium is known as a transition metal on the periodic table of elements
denoted by the symbol Ti. It is a lightweight, silver-gray material with
an atomic number of 22 and an atomic weight of 47.90. It has a density of
4510 kg/m

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, which is somewhere between the densities of aluminum and stainless
steel. It has a melting point of roughly 3,032°F (1,667°C) and a
boiling point of 5,948°F (3,287 C). It behaves chemically similar to
zirconium and silicon. It has excellent corrosion resistance and a high
strength to weight ratio.

Titanium is the fourth most abundant metal making up about 0.62% of the
earth’s crust. Rarely found in its pure form, titanium typically
exists in minerals such as anatase, brookite, ilmenite, leucoxene,
perovskite, rutile, and sphene. While titanium is relatively abundant, it
continues to be expensive because it is difficult to isolate. The leading
producers of

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Bloomberg

Crypto Mania Sends Doge Soaring, Crashes Robinhood Token Trading

(Bloomberg) — Investors are piling back into some of the fringe corners of the cryptocurrency world, with the frenzy sending Dogecoin surging more than 50% again and crashing Robinhood’s trading app.Other so-called altcoins also took off, with Dash spiking 18% over a 24-hour period through the European morning on Wednesday and Ethereum Classic rising almost 45%. In the world of DeFi, tokens such as Force DAO and Tierion surged more than 1,000% on Tuesday, according to CoinMarketCap.com data. Meanwhile, Robinhood said it resolved earlier issues with crypto trading on its platform.“You have money looking for a home and this is one of those areas of the market where there is speculation happening, there is significant appreciation happening in a short period of time,” said Chad Oviatt, director of investment management at Huntington Private Bank. “You get that excitement there.”The rallies

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Background

A nail consists of a metal rod or shank, pointed at one end and usually
having a formed head at the other, that can be hammered into pieces of
wood or other materials to fasten them together. A nail is usually made of
steel, although it can be made of aluminum, brass, or many other metals.
The surface can be coated or plated to improve its corrosion resistance,
gripping strength, or decorative appearance. The head, shank, and point
may have several shapes based on the intended function of the nail. Of the
nearly 300 types of nails made in the United States today, most are used
in residential housing construction. The average wood frame house uses
between 20,000 and 30,000 nails of various types and sizes.

Nails are divided into three broad categories based on their length. In
general nails under 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length are called

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Background

Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the
blood and is required for the body to function normally. Insulin is
produced by cells in the pancreas, called the islets of Langerhans. These
cells continuously release a small amount of insulin into the body, but
they release surges of the hormone in response to a rise in the blood
glucose level.

Certain cells in the body change the food ingested into energy, or blood
glucose, that cells can use. Every time a person eats, the blood glucose
rises. Raised blood glucose triggers the cells in the islets of Langerhans
to release the necessary amount of insulin. Insulin allows the blood
glucose to be transported from the blood into the cells. Cells have an
outer wall, called a membrane, that controls what enters and exits the
cell. Researchers do not yet know exactly how insulin works,

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Background

For centuries humankind has relied upon various plants and animals to
provide the raw materials for fabrics and clothing. Silkworms, sheep,
beaver, buffalo deer, and even palm leaves are just some of the natural
resources that have been used to meet these needs. However, in the last
century scientists have turned to chemistry and technology to create and
enhance many of the fabrics we now take for granted.

There are two main categories of man-made fibers: those that are made from
natural products (cellulosic fibers) and those that are synthesized solely
from chemical compounds (noncellulosic polymer fibers). Rayon is a
natural-based material that is made from the cellulose of wood pulp or
cotton. This natural base gives it many of the characteristics—low
cost, diversity, and comfort—that have led to its popularity and
success. Today, rayon is considered to be one of the most versatile and
economical man-made fibers available.

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Background

T-shirts are durable, versatile garments with mass appeal that may be worn
as outerwear or underwear. Since their creation in 1920, T-shirts have
evolved into a two-billion dollar market. T-shirts are available in a
variety of colors, patterns, and styles, such as the standard crew neck
and V-neck, as well as tank tops and scoop necks. T-shirt sleeves may be
short or long, capped, yoked, or raglan. Additional features include
pockets and decorative trim. T-shirts are also popular garments on which
to display one’s interests, tastes, and affiliations using
customized screen prints or heat transfers. Printed shirts may feature
political slogans, humor, art, sports, as well as famous people and
places. T-shirts are also inexpensive promotional vehicles for products
and special events.

T-shirts fit just about anyone in any size, from infants to seniors. Adult
sizes are generally small, medium, large, and extra-large, while sizes for
toddlers are detennined

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Background

Polyester is a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water, and
petroleum. Developed in a 20th-century laboratory, polyester fibers are
formed from a chemical reaction between an acid and alcohol. In this
reaction, two or more molecules combine to make a large molecule whose
structure repeats throughout its length. Polyester fibers can form very
iong molecules that are very stable and strong.

Polyester is used in the manufacture of many products, including clothing,
home furnishings, industrial fabrics, computer and recording tapes, and
electrical insulation. Polyester has several advantages over traditional
fabrics such as cotton. It does not absorb moisture, but does absorb oil;
this quality makes polyester the perfect fabric for the application of
water-, soil-, and fire-resistant finishes. Its low absorbency also makes
it naturally resistant to stains. Polyester clothing can be preshrunk in
the finishing process, and thereafter the fabric resists shrinking and
will not stretch out

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