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George de Hevesy
2015-01-17 10:56:42

In 1911, future Nobel Prize winner George de Hevesy was on the verge of two important breakthroughs. One would revolutionize medicine and enable doctors to look inside the human body like never before; the other would allow him to prove that his landlady was serving him yesterday’s leftovers for dinner.

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2010-10-29 07:50:37

Noble metals such as platinum and palladium are becoming increasingly important because of growth in environmentally friendly applications such as fuel cells and pollution control catalysts.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'