A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable — that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking — as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.
Astrophysicists use the term "metal" to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. Thus, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. Dunn sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and the reasons it is loved by so many people. The film made its debut at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released as a two-disc special edition DVD in the US on September 19, 2006.
A follow-up to the film titled Global Metal premiered at the Bergen International Film Festival on October 17, 2007, and saw limited release in theatres in June 2008. Dunn has also elaborated upon his "Heavy Metal Family Tree" in the VH1 series Metal Evolution, which focuses on one subgenre per episode.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo.
EDITOR’S NOTE. Jill Armstrong’s NHOutside column appears biweekly on Fridays...Instead of balls and clubs, players throw plastic discs (similar to Frisbees) into elevated metal baskets with loose chains in the middle that help settle the disc on impact ... As with golf clubs, a player’s choice of disc is strategic, and based on a disc rating system ... ....
It was voluntary.". "These," he added, "are our wooden nickels." ... Schroeder founded two Swasey institutions, the Chess Club and the Take-Apart Club. The Take-Apart Club introduced his young students to STEM concepts well before the acronym gained traction ... The Take-Apart Club proved so successful that Schroeder brought in his own red metal tool chest.
— The Sierra Club is taking a major upstate operator of scrap metal yards to court, contending the company, Ben Weitsman and Son, hasn’t taken adequate steps to protect against storm water discharge washing hazardous metals into streams and rivers including the Hudson.
When the members of Orphaned Land first got together as high school students in 1991, it wasn’t to promote world peace but to play heavy metal ... “Metal in Israel started in the small clubs, like the Penguin in Tel Aviv, and to see it now in an established concert hall is something special.
The model highlighted her incredible figure in a silver bandage dress as she hastily picked up her jacket on the floor and entered the private members' club ... The model teamed her plunging dress with strappy grey heels and a metallic clutch bag as she entered the private members' club, Annabel's, in London.
Clubs are closed at the moment ... There’s a pretty established metal scene in Gothenburg, right? ... At that age, metal was the only place we could really go to be out with friends without getting into clubs ... I’m very loud, and I definitely think there’s a connection from metal.
Forget cardboard-thin mattresses, icy draughts, damp and getting a nose bleed if you turn around too quickly in the cramped kitchen ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Share ... JOIN THE CARAVAN CLUB ... The iconic 'silver bullet' caravan is made in the US from metal and 3,000 rivets ... The Caravan and Motorhome Club has had two record-breaking months for new memberships ... .
OWOSSO — No one knows what’s in the time capsule, but Owosso Rotary Club members will soon find out ... The large and heavy metal container, which is riveted shut, has been hauled around by every club president since 1996, including current president Barbara BakerOmerod ... For decades, the club included only men.
Called the Coil and Diggers Club of Lane County (CDCLC), its members spend their spare time on afternoons and weekends metal detecting ... I meet Pritchard and Orr, the club president, at AltonBaker so they can show me the ropes of metal detecting ... The club also has yearly camping trips ... Coins are one of the most common metal detecting finds.
Founded in 1947, the YukonRound Up Club used to own the 13 acres where the church is now located. The former club’s rodeo arena facility is still on the property, and the original metal archway over the road still bears the club’s name ... 27, 2013, the Yukon Round Up Club donated ...
Soon, a small strip of paper can detect and quantify the presence of antibiotics and heavy metals in drinking water ... “We make a design like a club in a playing card and have a chemical specific to an antibiotic or heavy metal in each of the three lobes. We then pass the water sample from the end of the club.