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.
From jet fighters to sporting events to Low Earth Orbit, scandium seems to find itself at the center of conflict.