Coral is a vital part of the underwater ecosystem but the temperature of the sea has been affecting coral. Specifically, killing (an estimated) 25% of it, bleaching large swaths of it, and making it difficult for new natural coral to grow.
Discovery Meets Innovation
Humans have been working on ways to spur on new growth of coral to replace what has already died. This New York Times article outlines how some scientists believe they've discovered how to dramatically increase the growth of new coral. The “eureka moment” happened when one scientist realized that tiny spores, or polyps, remained at the bottom of his tank when he broke off a larger piece. Said spores, not only didn’t die, but grew very rapidly. Scientists have realized that the small pieces grow quickly. In part, they theorize, because the living coral does not want something else to infringe on its territory. Thusly, it grows quickly to recover open ground.
This BBC article explains that new coral can regrow quickly. That is, when it has the luxury of the skeleton of dead, or bleached, coral to structure its growth. These ideas taken together seem to point to the conclusion that surface area is vital to coral’s continued growth. This is especially true, for something that depends on photosynthesis.
Intercept Technology™ Corrosion Materials Offer MORE Suface Area
Surface area is important when contact is necessary. Many important concepts (other than just photosynthesis) depend on surface area. Of importance, for example, are corrosion and degradation. Whether corrosion is found on jewelry or aerospace parts it depends on interaction with air molecules on the parts surface. More importantly, Intercept Technology™ -- which can prevent corrosion, depends on surface area.
Copper reacts with and neutralizes atmospheric pollutants. The secret of Intercept Technology™ is the increased surface area of available copper material, that is reacted into our Intercept Technology™ plastic. The copper particles in Intercept have undergone modification. The modification expands the active surface area to approximately 256 times larger than a standard piece of copper. This larger surface area makes more reactions (between copper and corrosion causing gasses) possible. Ergo, Intercept Technology™ is effective at preventing corrosion. It prevents mold and mildew, too, but we will leave that discussion for another day.
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