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Antimicrobial copper leads to patient safety

The U.K. health service have concluded that the use of products containing copper, which is an antimicrobial metal, is of benefit and enhances patient safety through minimizing hospital acquired infections.

Nanotech creates super batteries

Miami - Scientists have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire. By being able to store and conduct energy on the same wire, heavy, space-consuming batteries could become a thing of the past.

Glencore Xstrata sells stake in Peru mine for $5.85 bln

Lima - Glencore Xstrata is to sell its entire stake in the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru for about $5.85 billion to a Chinese consortium. The consortium is "owned 62.5 percent by MMG Limited, 22.

Anglo American halting Chile Los Bronces mine ops due to protest

Global miner Anglo American Plc <AAL.L> said on Monday it was halting operations at its Los Bronces copper mine in central Chile because of a violent protest by contract workers.

Anglo American says protest hits Los Bronces mine, operations unaffected

Contract workers have begun a protest at global miner Anglo American Plc's <AAL.L> massive Los Bronces copper mine in central Chile, but operations are unaffected, the company said on Monday.

Copper hits near 4-year bottom over China slowdown fears

London - Copper prices hit Tuesday their lowest in nearly four years on the London Metals Exchange over fears of a slowdown in growth in China, the world's top consumer of industrial metals.The price of a tonne of copper hit $6,469.75 at 1700 GMT, its lowest le...

Review: New on DVD for January 7 Special

This week’s releases include one of the most stirring series ever aired on television; a new low for an already low businessman; and an entertaining change for a well-known director.

Copper destroys deadly norovirus

Researchers have found out that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus, the highly-infectious sickness bug that often surfaces during the winter months.

Study: Copper deficiency causes anemia

A new study shows copper deficiency causes anemia. Many people are copper deficient, and even if you have enough iron, this will lead to anemia.

Copper nanoparticles protect food from bacteria

Scientists have proposed adding copper nano-particles into food packaging materials on this basis that this could help prevent a variety of foodborne diseases.

Use of copper helps to cut down hospital infections

Antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospital rooms can reduce the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), according to a new science report.

Tom Weston-Jones lays down the law on the crime series ‘Copper' Special

The British-born leading man of the critically-acclaimed Civil War-era police procedural cable series 'Copper' discusses playing his character, Det. Kevin Corcoran, a rugged Irish immigrant cop who seeks justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City.

Canadian company wants to grow marijuana in a copper mine

A Canadian biotechnology company has expressed an aim to cultivate medical marijuana in a former copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The company has been growing other types of plants in the mine for more than a decade.

Op-Ed: When theft can be capital

Hard times and rising prices for scrap metal are leading people to take insane risks stealing from the railway and electricity substations. Some are caught and prosecuted; others are not so lucky.

Low zinc, copper levels may cause 'spontaneous abortion'

Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) announced they have confirmed low levels of zinc and copper in pregnant women's plasma are associated with miscarriage, a complication that affects up to 15 percent of pregnant women, the scientists claimed.

Phones don't ring after thieves steal phone wire for copper

When the phones stopped ringing for hours in Quincy, Massachusetts customers were puzzled. It seems industrious thieves had made off with telephone wires from two of the city's utility poles.

Six days after accident Chilean miners still trapped underground

Copiap - Today, six days since the cave-in of a tunnel in a copper and gold mine buried 33 mining workers near the city of Copiapó in the Atacama Desert, intense efforts to contact and rescue the workers have not succeeded.

Ancient pyramid in Peru headquarters of a ’copper culture?’

Lima - Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a pyramid used not to bury the dead, but for the living. The 1,400-year-old structure is near the country’s coast, and scholars speculate the inhabitants were master coppersmiths.

The Spoils of War - China in Afghanistan

While NATO countries, and especially the US, lose lives in Afghanistan and invest billions into the so-called war against terrorism, China invests, works and builds; and will soon harvest rich treasure.

Copper prices surge indicating signs of economic recovery

Copper prices hit a high on Friday of just over $3 a pound and is a strong indicator that economic recovery is at hand as construction and technologies have increased their demands.

Thousands flee from Congolese ethnic-cleansing campaigns

Thousands of Congolese refugees are fleeing from killing-raids in ongoing warfare which has already killed 5-million people. The raids by the Ugandan Lords' Resistance Army now concentrate on killing all the villagers and torching their homes.

Suspected Thief Burned And Had To Be Rescued From Utility Pole

A suspected thief was severely burned on a utility poll in Dallas, causing Fire-Rescue to have to rescue him. The incident caused more than $10,000 in damage.

Copper Thefts Continue Worldwide

Copper theft stalls Italy trains

Man allegedly chops down pole for copper

A 47-year-old man accused chopping down a utility pole to steal its copper wiring was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass.

Zinc tops $1.80/lb --- All cents now worth more than denomination

I think they should have been eliminated from our Currency years ago... Think about how many people have jars & jars full of them just sitting around... Sorry Abe but ya gotta go so we can move on...
 

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Rich sources of copper: oysters  beef or lamb liver  Brazil nuts  cocoa  and black pepper. Good sour...
Rich sources of copper: oysters, beef or lamb liver, Brazil nuts, cocoa, and black pepper. Good sources: lobster, nuts and sunflower seeds, green olives, and wheat bran
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The Toronto, Canada-based set of 'Copper'
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Copper metal, used as an antimicrobial substance
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Tom Weston-Jones as Det. Kevin Corcoran in 'Copper'
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Tom Weston-Jones as Det. Kevin Corcoran in  Copper
Tom Weston-Jones as Det. Kevin Corcoran in 'Copper'
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Det. Corcoran (Weston-Jones) and his fellow detectives investigate a crime scene in 'Copper'
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Tom Weston-Jones (Corcoran) in a scene from  Copper
Tom Weston-Jones (Corcoran) in a scene from 'Copper'
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Tom Weston-Jones as Det. Corcoran and Anastasia Griffith as Elizabeth Haverford in  Copper
Tom Weston-Jones as Det. Corcoran and Anastasia Griffith as Elizabeth Haverford in 'Copper'
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On the set of 'Copper'
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Weston-Jones and Potente in a scene from 'Copper'
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A Five Points crowd scene from 'Copper'
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Det. Kevin Corcoran (Weston-Jones) on the streets of Five Points in  Copper
Det. Kevin Corcoran (Weston-Jones) on the streets of Five Points in 'Copper'
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Tom Weston-Jones (Corcoran) and Ato Essandoh (Freeman) exchange medical and forensic information in 'Copper'
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The cast of Season One of  Copper
The cast of Season One of 'Copper'
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Ato Essandoh as Matthew Freeman, Tom Weston-Jones as Det. Kevin Corcoran and Kyle Schmid as Robert Morehouse in 'Copper'
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Tom Weston-Jones (Det. Kevin Corcoran) and Franka Potente (Madame Eva Heissen) from 'Copper'
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