In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When americium was used as a target in this research, evidence for the formation of a new element was obtained.
- Kept secret until after the war, they were respectively called americium and curium.
- Internal contamination with plutonium, americium, or curium can occur through a variety of routes including ingestion, inhalation, or direct contact through wounds.
- It was the first commercial manufacturer of plutonium and americium neutron sources for oil well, logging and other applications.
- Trace levels of plutonium and americium from nuclear weapons tests in the 1960s can be found in most homes, as can radioactive isotopes of caesium from the Chernobyl accident in 1986.
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.