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Basque Fact of the Week: Basque Brothers Discover Tungsten

Fausto (1755-1833) and Juan José (1754-1796) Elhuyar discovered the element tungsten (atomic number 74) in 1783 in the town of Bergara, Spain. Fausto founded and was the first director of the Palace of Mines in Mexico City. Tungsten is a key component of ITER, the international effort to create a fusion reactor that creates more […]