It’s only after we gave up searching for this element that we found it out in the universe.
Like argon, today’s noble gas coincidentally features prominently in science fiction — albeit in name only. But krypton also takes a place in the science factual story of international weights and measures.
Silicon gets all the press, but germanium was the real trailblazer of the Information Age.
Meet one of the periodic table’s lesser-known liquid metals — and beware some dangerous competition from a few felonious element collectors.