Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Glowing Idea

Did you know that the word radiation and electricity have a link? Marie Curie first devised the word radiation to denote the property of uranium and thallium to create a field that allowed electricity to travel in the air. Marie Curie also first realized that radioactive elements glow in the dark because they are breaking down into other elements and giving off energy--a new and startling idea at that time.

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