Questions tagged [composition]

This tag can be used for questions that ask about the composition, or make-up, of an object, individual, or theme, be it material, or specifically chemical. This tag applies to both speculative and real-life compositions.

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Which cue did Thomas Newman orchestrate in Return of the Jedi?

In a When John Williams Can't Go article I found: And just as Alfred Newman gave John Williams some of his first big breaks, Williams, in turn, gave Thomas Newman one of his first plum assignments ...
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What material was the stargate made of?

In the Movie Stargate, what material was the stargate actually made of? They mentioned the material commonly as 'Mineral'. Has it been mentioned anywhere else in the Stargate Universe?
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What material is Thor's hammer made of?

What is the element used to make the Hammer of Thor?
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What is the outer hull of Enterprise (NCC-1701) constructed from?

What is the outer hull of Enterprise (NCC-1701) supposed to be constructed from? Are the later vessels in the franchise made from the same material(s)? I'm hoping for a Gene R. answer, but if not, ...
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What material is Ord's weapon made of?

In Astonishing X-Men #5, Ord, an alien villain hailing from the Breakworld, claims the following: there is no substance on earth this blade cannot cut through. Yet, Wolverine with his beta-...
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Cyclops Visor Material and beam color

This question has several parts, so it may need to be split into a few questions. I know that Cyclops visor aperture is made of a mixture of powdered ruby-quartz. Has he ever tried using a different ...
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What material is the holding container aboard the helicarrier made of?

In the Avengers movie, Thor is seen hitting the holding container (designed to contain The Hulk if I'm not mistaken) with his hammer, Mjolnir, which is made of enchanted uru. The glass (?) of the ...
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What is Thor's armor made of, and where does it originate from?

I'm only familiar with the movies, don't know any comics canon, but either will be appreciated in an answer. In Thor, after he was banished by Odin to earth and stripped of his powers, he eventually ...
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What material is the snitch in Harry Potter made out of?

It seems quite unusual. Perhaps it is some kind of a ferromagnetic material?
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What's the strongest material in the Marvel Universe?

Once I read that the strongest thing in the Marvel Universe is the Silver Surfer's skin, followed by the Mjolnir and Adamantium. Is this right? And, if so, what makes them so special?
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What material was the One Ring made of?

Is there any detail in Tolkien's work indicating what the One Ring was made of? Mithril? Platinum? Gold? Some other magical material?
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What real-world substance most closely corresponds to mithril? [closed]

While reading descriptions of mithril in The Lord of the Rings, it struck me that its properties might well correspond to a real material, possibly as an alloy with other metals. Is there such a real-...