The element of the day is Indium, symbol In. Indium is shiny, reflective, metallic, and named after those guys that everyone knows who are not too bright but also very independent (Indy-duh-m).
Cadmium. A tasty little treat, tastes wonderful in Easter eggs. Used as a filling, you get a nice creamy texture with just the hint of fruity flavoring.
Silver! Silver is the incredible metal that costs more to mine than to just melt down old coins.
The element of the day is “Palladium” a rare silvery metal named after its discovery in a theatre in ancient Greece.
The element of the day is Rhodium, and is obviously named after the state of Rhode Island. (For the first time in nine years, I forgot to actually post my annual element article on October 20th. So I’m backdating this article by ten days. I blame this on the fact that I was moving and …
The element of the day is “Ruthenium.” Who was Ruth? 🙂 The word actually comes from the Latin word for Russia.
The element of the day is “Technetium.” Sounds cool, like technology. Too bad it really means “artificial” from the Greek word technêtos.
Molybdenum! How do you pronounce that? Molly-b-denim? Is the “b” silent? Molly-denim? Maul-lib-din-em?
The element of newbies, Nb? I’d never heard of this before. “Niobium is a rare, soft, malleable, ductile, gray-white metal. It has a body-centered cubic crystalline structure and in its physical and chemical properties it resembles tantalum. It must be placed in a protective atmosphere when processed at even moderate temperatures because it tends to …
It’s not what you’re thinking of: Talk about thinking outside the box.