Element Assignment: Gold
Element Assignment: Gold
By: Rhea Rodych
Common uses of gold
Space and astronauts
In modern medicine
It was estimated that about six thousand years ago gold was still used to make
Many believe this was the first use of gold.
Now a days about 78% of gold manufactured to make jewelry.
The other 22% is used in electronics, medicine, and space equipment.
Gold is good to make jewelry for these qualities:
-not easily tarnished
-easily malleable (can be hammered into shape).
-it is very soft (it is the softest metal).
Lots of electronics contain gold in them.
Gold is a good energy conductor because it can carry small currents and remain
free from damage or decay. Mainly because it is a metal
It is highly reliable.
Some common electronics that contain gold:
But since one billion cell phones are produced each year and almost never recycled
the amount of gold wasted is a very high.
Gold in computers
Gold has the ability is to transmit digital data through a computer quickly and
Gold also has the ability to transfer data from one device to another.
This requires a reliable and efficient conductor.
That’s why gold is in almost all computers.
Space and Astronauts
Gold is essential for safe and comfortable travel in space.
Over 40.8 kilograms of gold were used on the Columbia space shuttle.
Without it man would have never landed on the moon.
NASA uses sheets of gold 0.15mm thin to help protect the astronauts from
radiation from the sun.
Its used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, liver, eye, and ear diseases.
It is used in drugs like DMARD’s. Which are drugs to help treat arthritis.
Recently gold has had new purpose to help cancer treatments. Particles are
inserted in the tissues to act as a radiation source for cancer treatment.
Radioactive gold is used in lots of surgical instruments and life support devices as
Gold bricks: http://www.free-press-release.com/uploads/news/2012/10/16/1350415816_img0.jpg
Gold chunk: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://technabob.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2009/01/gold_nugget.jpg&imgrefurl=http://technabob.com/blog/2009/01/31/fullgarbage-alchemistjapanese-sewage-plant-mines-gold-fromsludge/&h=243&w=520&sz=46&tbnid=t0ReUbzNgU7VlM:&tbnh=54&tbnw=116&zoom=1&usg=___sGMCMcXfIIxhAEnt0rEwd
Gold bangles: http://images03.olx.in/ui/15/23/14/1348136247_440131914_1-Buyer-Of-Gold-Jewellery-in-DelhiKarolBagh.jpg
Space shuttle #1: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mBSjhpMoRZ8/TigbS4yYO_I/AAAAAAAAB3s/JhthPbsuWow/s1600/space_shuttle_13.jpg
Space shuttle #2:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7DpBjjP_s9Q/Txufp7MJ5I/AAAAAAAAAS4/4ZZNNXiDccw/s1600/SpaceShuttleAtlantis-Launch-01.jpg
Medicine pills: http://www.pharmaafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/medicine_pills.jpg
Gold Macbook: http://www.scrollonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MacBook-pro-24-carat-Gold1.jpg
Gold hp: http://cdn-static.zdnet.com/i/story/61/18/006320/hp-mini-2140_gold.jpg
Cell phones: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=7093
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