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Throughout history, copying information has been arduous, messy, and even dangerous — until one bored, depressed man figured out the secrets of selenium.
Continue reading “34. Selenium: A Fit Of Heat And Light”
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Considering how synonymous this episode’s element is with “poison,” it’s astounding how eager people have historically been to ingest the stuff.
Continue reading “33. Arsenic: It’s Not Easy Being Green”
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Silicon gets all the press, but germanium was the real trailblazer of the Information Age.
Continue reading “32. Germanium: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”