They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries. Bronze is a relatively hard alloy of copper and tin, better suited for the purpose than the much softer copper enabling improved durability of the weapons and the ability to hold a cutting edge.For many years the telegraph, and later the telephone, industries were the only consumers of batteries in modest volumes and it wasn't until the twentieth century that new applications created the demand that made the battery a commodity item. The use of bronze for tools and weapons gradually spread to the rest of the World until it was eventually superceded by the much harder iron.Archaeological geology as a science had to precede the proposal of evolution, as an understanding of the immense age of the earth is necessary to understand evolution.
Typical alpha particles (α) are stopped by a sheet of paper, while beta particles (β) are stopped by an aluminum plate.Net on Radioactive Lenses (gamma levels..) Radioactive Fed-5s (slight..) Radioactive Optics Posting (WJM) Radioactive Pentax Lens (GM tube sound file..) Romancing the Rare Earths On Enhancing Filters by Howard Ross U. Govt Surplus "Hot" Cameras and Lenses You will find two kinds of radioactive lenses - those that were contaminated and sold as government surplus, and those that are naturally "hot" or radioactive due to the radioactive elements or radioactive impurities used in their manufacture. I am assuming that heavily contaminated and radioactive government surplus items end up in government low level radioactive waste land-fills or other burial sites.If you want to buy some slightly radioactive lenses and cameras, the U. So if your government surplus bargain camera or lens is contaminated, it is probably only "lightly" contaminated. "Hot" Lenses made from Radioactive Materials Many specialty optical glasses have radioactive elements added to them, either as desired components or as impurities in the mixtures being used.Over the course of the development of this site, I have come upon and linked to many other sites containing interesting and related information.
Sometimes in checking links, I find that those sites have disappeared.The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery.