43. Technetium: Naturally Synthetic

It’s only after we gave up searching for this element that we found it out in the universe.

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32. Germanium: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Silicon gets all the press, but germanium was the real trailblazer of the Information Age.

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15. Phosphorus: Dealing With The Devil

The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.

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