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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?

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? Show more

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elements: Silicon (Si) - solar, 30 July 2014

Published Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:22:00 -0700

Silicon is a key component in solar panel manufacturing and as such is crucial to the future of power for the planet. We hear ...

elements: Silicon, chemical symbol Si, it's role in silicon chips, 23 July 2014

Published Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0700

Silicon is the basis of the hi-tech revolution - why is it so important in the manufacture of silicon chips? And will we ...

elements: Silicon (Si) - chips, 23 July 2014

Published Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0700

Silicon is the basis of the hi-tech revolution - why is it so important in the manufacture of silicon chips? And will we ...

elements: Sulphur (S), 16 July 2014

Published Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:30:00 -0700

Smelly and colourful, much of our sulphur comes as a byproduct of oil and gas. It is used in fertilisers, to strengthen ...

elements: Sulphur, chemical symbol S, 16 July 2014

Published Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:30:00 -0700

Smelly and colourful, much of our sulphur comes as a byproduct of oil and gas. It is used in fertilisers, to strengthen ...