Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coming to terms with my new body frame work

Titanium (pronounced: taɪˈteɪniəm) is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. Sometimes called the "space age metal" it has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) transition metal with a silver color.
Titanium was discovered in Cornwall, United Kingdom, by William Gregor in 1791 and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology.
Titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminum among other elements, to produce strong lightweight alloys for aerospace (jet engines, missiles, and spacecraft), military, medical prostheses, orthopedic implants and other stuff.
The two most useful properties of the metal form are corrosion resistance and the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but 45% lighter.
Source: abbreviated from wikipedia. 
(Notice the pronunciation, TAI teɪniəm, TAI was an early nickname and still used by old mates, I like that. Up early and sore but doing really well. Waiting for the drug cart to do its round, have discovered a wireless network and got my ipad going which is very exciting. I don't recommend updating blogs by mobile phone, ciao for now Gary)


  1. Blogging at 6:00am and waiting for a fix, you must be on the mend. Good to see. I would have to admit to having to look up "aqua regia" but having done so I am glad you don't have to worry about that next time you find yourself taking a swim in it.

  2. Ka pai to TAI
    A rejuvenated 'TAI'TAN (titan)
    A new body has just come
    With beautiful 'TAI'TANIUM titanium)

    Luv Fay

  3. Hi Gary

    Really glad things are going well, been thinking of you and Kat.

    Take Care

    Karina :)


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