September 20, 2012

How Does a Copper IUD Prevent Pregnancy?

Keith Veronese, io9

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Birth control comes in all shapes and sizes, from the incredibly high-tech to the ridiculously simple. So if you're worried about the long-term effects of taking hormones, or tired of taking a daily birth-control pill, there's always another method of birth control that's simple, cheap and effective: the Copper T. The only downside? It requires a doctor to implant it for you.

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TAGGED: Pregnancy, Copper, Intrauterine Device


October 24, 2013
Copper Shock: An Atomic-Scale Stress Test
SLAC National Accelerator Lab
Scientists used the powerful X-ray laser at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create movies detailing trillionths-of-a-second changes in the arrangement of copper atoms after an extreme... more ››