We’ve palled around with tin for thousands of years, but you should know that it’s a fair-weather friend.
Cadmium will let you choose among a range of orange-ish hues, but it’s some pretty awful news if you contract the “cadmium blues.”
Before we talk about one big gun, let’s discuss 1,500 years of military technology.
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.