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Elements

Elements

25 Episodes By BBC World Service www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01rcrn...
A close look at chemical elements, the basic building blocks of the universe. Where do we get them, what do we use them for and how do they fit into our economy?
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Obscure Elements
In the final programme in our Elements series, Justi... more
Sep 28 2016 30m
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Gold (Au)
Why do we value this practically useless metal so hi... more
Sep 21 2016 29m
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Thorium (Th)
This radioactive metal holds the promise of thousand... more
Sep 16 2016 29m
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Platinum group (Pt, Pd, Ru, Rh, Os, Ir)
Six extremely rare metals that clean your car exhaus... more
Sep 7 2016 30m
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Arsenic (As)
The macabre poison we know from crime novels and his... more
Aug 31 2016 30m
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Silver (Ag)
The shiniest and showiest of metals is still mainly ... more
Aug 24 2016 29m
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Iodine (I)
Why does iodine deficiency still blight children in ... more
Aug 17 2016 29m
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Hydrogen (H) - fusion
Could we finally be about to crack this source of po... more
May 31 2016 30m
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Cadmium (Cd)
This toxic metal is slowly being phased out of our l... more
May 25 2016 30m
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Potassium (K)
Potash plumps up fruit, vegetables and grains, and t... more
May 18 2016 29m
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Hydrogen (H) - energy
Is the dream of a hydrogen-fuelled zero-carbon econo... more
May 10 2016 29m
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Zinc (Zn)
The metal that brings shelter and good health to Ind... more
May 4 2016 29m
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Hydrogen (H) - water (part 2)
As climate change threatens to play havoc with the r... more
Apr 27 2016 30m
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Hydrogen (H) - water (part 1)
Northwest India is fast running out of groundwater. ... more
Apr 20 2016 30m
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Noble Gases (Ar, Ne, Kr, Xe)
Neon, argon, krypton and xenon: Laurence Knight inve... more
Mar 23 2016 29m
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Germanium (Ge)
Nanotech, virtual reality, Moore's Law - we look at ... more
Mar 16 2016 29m
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Radioactives (Po, Ra, Rn)
Radium, polonium and radon may be names to make your... more
Mar 9 2016 30m
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Tantalum & Niobium (Ta, Nb)
Is coltan - the notorious conflict mineral from whic... more
Mar 2 2016 30m
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Beryllium (Be)
Rare and toxic, beryllium can do serious damage to y... more
Oct 22 2015 21m
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Magnesium (Mg)
This metal played a part in the worst car crash in h... more
Sep 30 2015 34m
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Titanium (Ti) - catalysts
Titanium is the magic metal that made possible the m... more
Sep 16 2015 28m
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Hydrogen (H) - acids
These powerful chemicals are essential to obtain the... more
Aug 19 2015 39m
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Oxygen (O) - industrial uses
Why is oxygen essential to steelmaking, how do you e... more
Aug 12 2015 33m
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Titanium (Ti) - materials
Stronger and more durable than steel, this glamorous... more
Aug 5 2015 32m
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Oxygen (O) - oxidation
The “element of life” also makes the air that we bre... more
Jul 29 2015 38m
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