Gold and other heavy elements come from the stars

Where do the universe's heavy elements, like gold and platinum, actually come from? New evidence points to the stars.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology periodic-table space stars

Big, heavy atoms can form attractions with halogen bonds

Bonds between elements farther down the periodic table don't require hydrogen, which means the new materials should be resistant to water and humidity.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Jan. 23, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology chemistry materials-science periodic-table

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