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Silver Imbedded Keyboard Can be Cleaned in the Dishwasher

Silver Imbedded Keyboard Can be Cleaned in the Dishwasher

The first backlit, rigid plastic, waterproof keyboard constructed with silver-based antimicrobial protection to limit transmission of germs, bacteria and mold is now available, according to WetKeys Washable Keyboards, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company. The Silver Seal Glow keyboard uses waterproof LED lighting adjustable in 3 levels to backlight keys, making it useful for low-light environments such as operating suites, laboratories and hospital wards. The keyboard is completely submersible, and can be cleaned using healthcare grade disinfectants, or even in an automatic dishwasher, officials say.

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Silver Bullion Coins on Allocation at Major National Mints

Silver Bullion Coins on Allocation at Major National Mints

Globally, silver bullion coin sales reached an all-time high of 32.9 Moz in the third quarter of this year, according to GFMS Thomson Reuters data. This volume was a 74% quarter-on-quarter and 95% year-on-year increase. Sales in North America, Europe, Japan and other Asian countries (predominantly China) saw quarter-on-quarter growth of 74%, 72%, 95% and 202%, respectively.

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Gold For Cash Through A Pawn Shop

Gold For Cash Through A Pawn Shop

A common place to offer an individual’s precious metals is a marketplace, as there are many to be found on eBay, the largest marketplace worldwide. However, with the advance of the internet, products and services can be offered across many stores in search for the most competitive bid. Another way to offer your metal or jewelry is through a pawn shop.

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Nanosilver and Nanopaper Team Up to Produce Low-Cost Sensors

Nanosilver and Nanopaper Team Up to Produce Low-Cost Sensors

Nanotechnology has come to paper. Although the special paper is made from cellulose, like regular paper, the cellulose fibers are on a nanoscale, which gives it lower surface roughness and much higher transparency than traditional paper.

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Silver, Safety, Manipulation

Silver, Safety, Manipulation

Does anyone care that silver and gold have been real money and a store of value for 3,000 years, or that all unbacked paper money has eventually been inflated into worthlessness? While the central bankers and politicians distract the populace with Donald Trump stories, they prolong the game … and the wealth transfers.

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Why Silver Coin Premiums Rise Amid A Falling Silver Price

Why Silver Coin Premiums Rise Amid A Falling Silver Price

Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren’t necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street. The retail market for gold and silver coins, bars, and rounds has been swamped with high demand since mid June. Both the U.S. Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint continue to run into serious issues keeping up with retail silver coin demand.

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Apple Exploring Silver Nanowires for New iPad Pro Screen

Apple Exploring Silver Nanowires for New iPad Pro Screen

Apple watchers say that the company’s upcoming iPad Pro could have a flexible display coated with silver nanowires (AgNW) that works with “Force Touch,” a feature that the company first used on its 2015 MacBook notebooks. The feature allows the display to distinguish among different finger pressures allowing, say, a video to play faster when pressed harder.

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Physical Silver: Four Cases Of Industrial Advances

Physical Silver: Four Cases Of Industrial Advances

This article details several cases in which silver helps several industry types in making advances: agriculture, health and electricity. This is an excerpt from the latest newsletter released by The Silver Institute.

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Silver Helps Speed Up Touchscreen Production

Silver Helps Speed Up Touchscreen Production

Touchscreens are easy to use but challenging to manufacture because their inner workings are more complex than many everyday users might imagine. When you poke at a touchscreen, a microscopic conductor track detects the touch and sends that signal to larger conductor tracks on the outside of the screen. These macroscopic tracks collect and aggregate that signal with those coming from other microscopic conductor tracks. Until now, it took several production stages to create these differentsized tracks. However, researchers have introduced a process to construct a basic building block of touchscreens in one step.

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Save Money, Keep Warm by Wearing Nanosilver Clothing

Save Money, Keep Warm by Wearing Nanosilver Clothing

Indoor heating accounts for about half of the world’s energy consumption, according to the International Energy Agency, so researchers at Stanford University wondered if wearing clothes with imbedded silver nanowires would allow people to lower their thermostats. These clothes would also keep people comfortable in cold weather outside.

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Silver Nanowires To Replace Expensive Compound In Touchscreens And TVs

Silver Nanowires To Replace Expensive Compound In Touchscreens And TVs

Indium tin-oxide is widely used in touchscreens, plasma televisions and flexible electronics because of its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency. However, this compound is becoming more expensive and engineers are seeking an alternative. One substitute may be silver nanowires embedded in flexible polymers.

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How Silver Enhances Healthcare And Optical Effects

How Silver Enhances Healthcare And Optical Effects

In its monthly industry release, The Silver Institute reported once again new applications of silver in products across several industries. The Silver Institute has written extensively how silver has helped breakthrough improvements in product development and industries.

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Infographic: The Many Phases Of Silver

Infographic: The Many Phases Of Silver

Like the moon, silver has many phases and is the most dynamic of the precious metals. Its dynamic properties give it the most uses of any metal, which include those in commerce, health and industry. In its first phase, silver acted as a monetary metal. This infographic describes how the Persian empire, the Greek and Roman empires had used silver in their economic and monetary system. In the second phase, silver was a health metal. In phase 3, silver played a role as an industrial metal; today, silver has thousands of uses.

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Silver’s Bullish Fundamentals Driven By Solar Energy

Silver’s Bullish Fundamentals Driven By Solar Energy

With photovoltaic installations on the rise, silver demand is ready for a major surge. About 80 metric tons of the metal are needed to generate one gigawatt, or 1 million kilowatts, of electricity, enough to power a little over 90 typical American homes annually. In 2016, close to a million and a half metric tons of silver are expected to be needed to meet solar demand in the United States alone.

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