Gold has many important uses in many industries. Apart from various sectors which view gold as a reliable source, Science and Technology is one area where gold is of utmost prominence. Gold wires the internet and is a great help to NASA in keeping the astronauts safe in space. The versatility and unique properties which gold possess, makes it a requisite metal in engineering and electronics.
Gold is becoming an important component in many industrial processes. It is clearly related to technology in every way. The significance of gold in fuel cells has put the metal as the heart of technologies for a better energy future. It is a material which has always proved its use in catalytic converters, which reduce the toxicity of exhaust fumes, and also play a significant role in the production of a range of chemicals we all use on a day to day basis. Some new gold catalysts which are currently being developed could reduce the impact of airborne and water-borne pollution.
These unique qualities undoubtedly represent the industrial uses of gold and how gold is an inseparable part of technology these days. Gold is very important as a metal for engineers in the aerospace and construction industries. NASA uses the technology to protect its astronauts and equipment from heat and radiation with a layer of gold. The space vehicles are fitted with gold-coated polyester film. This tends to reflect infrared radiation and in turn maintains the temperature of the spacecraft. If this coating is not done in space crafts, then the dark parts of the craft will absorb significant amount of heat, which will be harmful for the craft as well as astronauts.
If a vehicle is to be made, which, when launched will travel on a voyage where the possibility of maintenance and repair comes down to zero, then building it with extremely trustworthy materials is essential. This is the only reason why gold is used in many ways in every space vehicle that NASA launches.
From time to time, gold has shown its importance and it continues to be the same in the present and is fully expected to maintain its position in future.
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