The last results of scientific research came from an unlikely machine: the mixer. Scientists at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom wanted to investigate what materials were used to create an iPhone, so they turned to the friendly kitchen tool to stir a phone to dust. Then the researchers sodium peroxide, an oxidant added and mixed with the combination of nearly 500 degrees Celsius – which is more than 900 degrees centigrade. The idea of two geologists from the University, the project has tried “to show why we should take all the sharper interest is what is included in electrical products for everyday use,” a university representatives wrote in a press release. A goal of this experiment was to “promote the highest recycling rates as soon as the devices reach the end of their useful life,” according to the release. By chemical analysis, the researchers found that the iPhone was 33 grams of iron, chromium, and 7 grams 13 grams of silicon. But beyond that the most interesting finding is the amount of gold and silver in phones. This is 100 times more gold than what geologists call “high level,” the statement said. But research is not just jewelry. It was found, moreover, that to produce a phone that includes mine would need 10 to 15 kilograms of materials, copper, nickel, ore and gold ore. Colin Wilkins, one of the scientists behind the experiment, said the telephone industry to do their part, need to help the environment by recycling more of these materials. It is not the first time that people have tried to mix the phones, but most have tried not so much academic. Correction, March 15 The original version of this story false information to create an iPhone the amount of materials. It is 10-15 kg, 1,000 kg.
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