With photovoltaic energy prices dropping and concentrated solar power (CSP) towers operating at higher temperatures, the use of salts in CSP trough plants is being investigated to lower operating costs, improve plant efficiencies, and enable operation at higher temperatures.
Lodestones-- pieces of naturally magnetic iron ore -- are prized for their "drawing" power.Their use forms a vital part of African-American hoodoo magic, and central to the rituals involving these stones is the practice of sprinkling them with magnetic sand (ultra-fine iron shot or grit).
The power to manipulate plant-life. Variation of Organic Manipulation. Users can create, shape and manipulate plants, including wood, vines, plants, moss, and parts of the plants, such as leaves, seeds, fruits and flowers.