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  • A sea cucumber, which contains vanadium in its blood pigment
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    Vanadium

    2012-05-01T00:00:00Z

    When the Earth moves so does the price of vanadium

  • Lead element
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    Lead

    2012-03-01T00:00:00Z

    An element with a colourful and dubious past

  • Gallium nitride LEDs emit blue light
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    Gallium

    2012-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Goes liquid, glows blue and grabs neutrinos

  • Smithsonite (also known as zinc spar) is usually light green in colour
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    Zinc

    2011-11-01T00:00:00Z

    An essential element of life and lifestyle

  • Healthy brain scan using technetium-99m. Here the brain activity is colour-coded, from red (most active) through yellow to green and blue (least active).
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    Technetium

    2011-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Technetium, so unique, so useful, so universal

  • Cerium
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    Cerium

    2011-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Cerium, the not so rare earth metal with down to earth uses

  • Bananas
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    Potassium

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Needed by nerves, plants, and spaceships

  • A glass bottle coloured by cobalt
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    Cobalt

    2011-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Vitamin B12, blue glass and invisible ink

  • Stinging nettles
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    Silicon

    2011-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Standard weight and stinging nettles

  • Strontium making a characteristic red flame
    Elements

    Strontium

    2010-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Red alert

  • A thorium aeroplane engine
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    Thorium

    2010-09-01T00:00:00Z

    The nuclear fuel that could last 10,000 years

  • Muddy football socks
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    Silver

    2010-07-01T00:00:00Z

    The noble metal that's now down at heel

  • Sunflower
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    Iodine

    2010-05-01T00:00:00Z

    A little goes a long way

  • A baseball player
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    Scandium

    2010-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The shadowy metal that shines like the Sun

  • Weather-monitoring equipment
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    Helium

    2010-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The inert element with extreme behaviour

  • A platinum ring
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    Platinum

    2009-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Not just another form of silver, it's pure platinum

  • Euro bills
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    Europium

    2009-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Seeing red? That'll be europium

  • Wimbledon
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    Fluorine

    2009-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Can this most vicious of elements, Fluorine, be tamed?

  • Indium
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    Indium

    2009-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Long neglected, indium is essential for solar cells and flat-screen TVs

  • Titanium visual element
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    Titanium

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Forget iron and aluminium, titanium is the metal of the future