A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable — that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking — as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.
Astrophysicists use the term "metal" to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. Thus, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. Dunn sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and the reasons it is loved by so many people. The film made its debut at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released as a two-disc special edition DVD in the US on September 19, 2006.
A follow-up to the film titled Global Metal premiered at the Bergen International Film Festival on October 17, 2007, and saw limited release in theatres in June 2008. Dunn has also elaborated upon his "Heavy Metal Family Tree" in the VH1 series Metal Evolution, which focuses on one subgenre per episode.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo.
In its annual report released on Tuesday, Orion said it continued with its strategy of building and becoming a new-generation Australian-South African mining company focused on the development of its portfolio of advanced “green” metals projects in South Africa’sNorthern Cape province.
Every summer, weather forecasters blast news about African dust plumes crossing the southern United States...Previously, Chellam's students examined and determined the elemental analysis of African dust, but this new method quantifies the isotopic composition of three different metals that serve as unique tracers.
There is the never-to-be-built utopian architecture dreamed up by the late Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez, here represented by a cardboard and plastic model of a tower, green yellow and blue, an African baroque composition of cylinders and concavities, fat and thin, and round and sharp.
T he world’s most famous collection of African art arrived in Britain after a spectacular act of colonial violence. In February 1897, an expeditionary force of 1,200 British soldiers and African auxiliaries crossed the moats and ancient mud walls around the city of Benin, in what is today southern Nigeria.
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With the rapid growth of the green energy industry, green hydrogen is fast becoming a big business driver - and this green hydrogen relies on SouthAfrican-based platinum group metals ...Green hydrogen, which is reliant on South African-based platinum group metals, presents a significant business opportunity.
The decline in earnings has been attributed to production declines at the SouthAfrican platinum group metals (PGM) and gold operations as well as flooding in the US palladium operation. Sibanye-Stillwater is investing heavily in green and electric vehicle battery metals such as lithium.
The LoC deal with African countries could give India access to mineral and metal ores such as magnesium ore, nickel ore, zinc, lead, quartz, limestone, alumina, iron ore, copper and bauxite. Apart from African countries, India would also explore the reworked LoC arrangement with Central Asian countries, Bolivia and Russia.