bismuth bismuth  /ˈbɪz məθ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals

Synonym(s)

bi

Usage(s):

  1. Atomic weight of bismuth is 209.
  2. That small amount of bismuth does not ascertainably retard digestion, they discovered, after they set to work on three doctors and their wives, one dentist and one medical student.
  3. But the polonium, which is made by radiating bismuth in an atomic pile, costs about $10 per curie.

News

  1. Student Sneaks Biggie Quote Into Yearbook

    This is real genius at work. A high school student snuck in a little nod to Notorious B.I.G. in her yearbook quote, via the periodic table. By taking the chemical symbol for each of the elements listed, it spells out a nasty little message, and a quote from the late great Biggie Smalls - among other rappers. "(F) flourine (U) uranium (C) carbon (K) potassium (Bi) bismuth (Tc) technetium (He ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. High School Student Jessica Lee Prints Vulgar Message Below Yearbook Pic

    A high school student was able to print a very vulgar message below her yearbook photo, as she hid it in periodic table code. Jessica Lee wrote "F**k b**ches get money" below her picture. The message read as, "(F) fluorine (U) uranium ( C) carbon (K) potassium (Bi) bismuth (Tc) technetium (He) helium (S) sulfur (Ge) germanium (T m) thulium (O) oxygen (Ne) neon (Y) yttrium." Users on Reddit put ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Computer Memory Can Be Read With a Flash of Light

    ananyo writes "A new kind of computer memory can be read 10,000 times faster than flash memory using pulses of light, taking advantage of principles used in solar panel design. Researchers built the prototype device using bismuth ferrite. In conventional computer memory, information is stored in cells that hold different amounts of electric charge, each representing a binary '1' or '0.' Bismuth ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Slashdot

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