In the build-up to the Christmas Lectures in 2012, the Royal Institution published a new video for every day of advent revealing the elements that really excite and inspire people. Comedian and songstress Helen Arney gives element number five an image makeover. She describes how the other elements in the periodic table have names which have a musical sound to them, but boron is a very boring sounding name. However, as she always likes to support the underdog, Helen performs a song she has written which details many uses of boron.
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