gallium

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Gallium is a soft silvery metal, and elemental Gallium is a brittle solid at low temperatures. If held in the human hand long enough, Gallium will melt, because it melts at a temperature of 29.76*C. What you see before you are examples of Gallium products, everyday objects used within the household. Objects that we may often take for granted: tools we work with, fashion accessories we wear, living creatures and items with which we eat. We rely on these objects to be available to us at anytime.

Planned obsolescence is a business strategy in which the obsolescence of a product is planned and built into it from its conception. This is done so that in future the consumer feels a need to purchase new products and services that the manufacturer brings to the marketplace as replacements for the old ones. Planned obsolescence uses desirability and functionality to wear out the product in the owner’s mind, and uses inferior materials that are prone to eventually break or otherwise become damaged