And now we were getting into the just barely cool night, but we had a little more to do, specifically, shopping.( Collapse )
Trivia: Aluminum foam, used (among other things) in the construction of the space shuttle, is made by adding a metal hydride to the molten metal which releases hydrogen gas. Fibers of aluminum oide or silicon carbide keep the bubbles of hydrogen gas from escaping, producing a durable material. Source: Nature's Building Blocks: An A - Z Guide To The Elements, John Emsley.
Currently Reading: The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, Graham Robb.