36. Krypton: It’s A Metric

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.

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13. Aluminium: War Of The Words

Listen to some of the pointless arguments caused by element 13, and take a look at the argument-filled history of one sharp aluminum point. Continue reading “13. Aluminium: War Of The Words”

1. Hydrogen: Close To The Sun

As we investigate our first element, we’ll meet warring balloonists, witness mass media’s first major tragedy, and see how the tiniest mistake can cost a lot of money. Plus, we’ll try to pin down where hydrogen belongs on the periodic table.

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