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Atop Half Dome, there’s just a wisp of snow, nestled in the saddle of its rim summit, lit up by bright sunlight beneath a cobalt sky.
The motor generator is connected to a suitcase-sized 48-volt lithium-ion nickel manganese cobalt graphite battery pack that's air cooled and mounted to the inside rear wall of the cabin.
Gomez, a new brand ambassador for Puma, repped the athletic company with a pair of cobalt leggings and white sneakers from the label.
The experiment involved rotating cobalt atoms that gave off photons, which flew off in certain directions.
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Batteries are likely to use more nickel and less cobalt in future, Rahim said in an interview.
And then the colors come from nature, too: the gold and the silver from the ground, white is inspired by snow, the cobalt is like a stormy sky, the red from the earth.
The timing devices had picked up Campbell’s deep cobalt Bluebird; and delivered their verdict.
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The metallic element "cobalt" ultimately draws its name from folklore. In Middle High German, "kobolt" denoted a usually helpful household elf that engaged in nasty pranks only when it was offended. Later, early Modern German Kobold came to refer to a variety of less helpful goblins inhabiting fields and mountains. The variant "Kobolt" in the 16th century was applied by German miners to ores containing the metal cobalt, which they considered to be worthless; they believed that mountain goblins had spoiled adjacent silver ores, or had stolen the silver within the ore. The metal itself in relatively pure form was not produced and described until the 17th century, when "cobalt," with its first letter influenced by New Latin cobaltum, became part of the international language of science.
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