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).

Niobium – Nb

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 …

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