Why we love the Periodic Table
or what is element number 46 (palladium in both cases; tell me you care). The latter fact has the appearance of knowledge, whereas the former is just trivia. Whisper it, but the periodic table does not exist even in the way that the Tube map exists ...
Byproducts IV: Rhenium, a Byproduct of a Byproduct
Rhenium is a silvery-white heavy metal, and it has the distinction of being the next-to-last element "discovered" which is present on ... ruthenium. Platinum and palladium are produced at a volume each of about 4 times as much as rhenium.
The 2010 Nobel Prize In Chemistry: Palladium As Catalyst For Carbon Coupling
What occurs in nature between simple carbon elements is very difficult to achieve in the ... was first achieved by organic chemist Richard Heck in the late sixties, when he discovered that palladium could be used as a catalyst to link simple carbon atoms ...
NCSU professor becomes convinced that colleagues built big research project on false foundation
Bruce Eaton, 59 Former NCSU professor, now at the University ... Donovan Leonard, 38 Ph.D. candidate in material sciences in 2005. Discovered through an electron microscope that the purported palladium crystals were not palladium. Now works at Oak Ridge ...
The Eyes Have It
In reality, the eyes of both girls are identical. This illusion was first described in 1824 by British chemist and natural philosopher William Hyde Wollaston, who also discovered the elements palladium and rhodium. The ghostly gaze illusion is based on a ...