elements

Silicon: Imagine life without glass

Sep 29, 2014
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Posted In: elementals, elements
Miners pushing an ore car into the Grace tin and tungsten mine in Bolivia, circa 1945.

Tungsten: just try and smash it

Sep 23, 2014
The element that is behind lighting and writing.
Posted In: elements, Science

Tin: The modern world's glue

Mar 11, 2014
The element that brought us beyond the Stone Age.
Posted In: elements, tin

Calcium: Not so good in high doses

Mar 5, 2014
Calcium is a fundamental building block in chemistry and in modern life.
Posted In: elements, calcium

The elements: Carbon's all around

Jan 21, 2014
Carbon is the ultimate bonder but in some forms, it can be dangerous. Carbon Monoxide can poison you. Carbon Dioxide is blamed by some for global warming.
Posted In: elements

Helium: Not Just the Stuff in Balloons

Nov 22, 2013
Helium is a valuable finite resource that is often wasted just for fun.
Posted In: healthcare, elements, natural resources, helium, global economy