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“Philosopher’s Wool” or “White Snow”.. Zinc… always and forever…

While Zinc was unknown in Europe until the end of 16th century, India had been producing Zinc at a large scale since the 12thcentury onwards. The mines in Rajasthan have given an evidence of zinc production since 6th century BC.  Zinc was distinctly recognized as a metal under the designation of “Yasada” or “Jasada” (Yashad) in the medical dictionary written in the year 1374.

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Zinc in Space…

When NASA scientists needed a coating that could withstand the extreme temperatures of space travel, they turned to Zinc Oxide.

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“Fish-plate, Not Being Fishy !!”

Many of us would not know about “Fish-plate” in Railways. .. a little definition how this word has been derived…

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‘Zinc in the Moon Buggy…’

Zinc was used in the wheels and the batteries of the Moon Buggy. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or Lunar Rover was a Zinc-Silver battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo Program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972.

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