In this video excerpt from NOVA: "Hunting the Elements," New York Times technology columnist David Pogue visits The Verdin Company, a manufacturer of bells, to learn about bronze. Find out how copper is typically alloyed with tin to make bronze—a metal alloy widely used in tools and weapons during the Bronze Age and still in use today. Learn how to make a bell and why bronze is still the manufacturer's material of choice. Explore how the atomic structure of a metal determines its properties, such as conductivity and malleability, and how combining metals can create a new material with different properties.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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