Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fact of the Day: New Element

Neon get its name from the Greek word neos which means 'something new". It was discovered in 1898 by two British scientists.

14 comments:

  1. I knew the origin of the word but I didn´t know why they have called it neon. Kisses:)

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  2. Oh really. I had never thought of how neon got it's name.

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  3. Makes sense, although a 100+ years later, is it still new? lol

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  4. Interesting. I have a neon light in the shape of a palm tree in my study.

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  5. I had no idea! Really love your facts of the day :)

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  6. This is interesting, especially since I speak Greek. :)

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  7. But, now, after all this time, it's something old.
    Bummer.

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  8. I don't care how old it is, I still think it's cool!

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  9. Gosh...had no idea it was that old....

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