In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Although tritium can be a gas, its most common form is in water, because, like non-radioactive hydrogen, radioactive tritium reacts with oxygen to form water.
- This particular arrangement of nucleons is unstable and so tritium readily undergoes radioactive decay to yield a helium atom.
- Although many nuclei can be fused, this subject normally refers to fusion of hydrogen isotopes deuterium or tritium to form helium.
- These products contain tiny glass vials filled with a radioactive gas such as tritium.
- The isotopes tritium and helium - 3 were used to identify and date ground water recharged in the past 50 years.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.