You got your diburnium-osmium alloy in my fistium.
March 19, 2007 1:23 PM   Subscribe

Elementymology. An fascinating look at the origins of the names of 117 elements, which also includes the names of the elements in many languages and a discussion of the origin of chemical symbols. If the real elements bore you, you may be interested in the fictional elements and particles in Star Trek and the Legion of Super Heroes (as well as some real ones as used in comics, prev.).
posted by blahblahblah (7 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Cool, thank you.

Another good periodic table is the one from Look Around You.
posted by cog_nate at 2:06 PM on March 19, 2007

Neat site. I be sure to visit next time I want to get my 'bor-on'
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:09 PM on March 19, 2007

This is great, thanks.
posted by janell at 2:31 PM on March 19, 2007

Oh my. That multilingual site is awesome...

... and I just clicked on an element. Wow.

Thanks blah3!
posted by porpoise at 5:03 PM on March 19, 2007

Bismuth or bust.
posted by hermitosis at 7:52 AM on March 20, 2007

Hmm, I can't remember kryptonite also deadly to the Daxamites?
posted by Midnight Creeper at 9:03 AM on March 20, 2007

"When he died, they had to barium in the krypton the hill."

Hmmm, I didn't see why tungsten got a W for wofram search on, o man.
posted by pax digita at 12:36 PM on March 20, 2007

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