Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is also known as quicksilver or hydrargyrum. A heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury is the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure; the only other element that is liquid under these conditions is bromine, though metals such as caesium, francium, gallium, and rubidium melt just above room temperature.
Mercury (element)Chemical elementsNuclear reactor coolantsNative element mineralsNeurotoxinsTransition metalsOccupational safety and healthEndocrine disruptorsCoolantsPost-transition metalsMercury (element)
Mercury Records is a record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the The Island Def Jam Music Group in the US; both are subsidiaries of Universal Music Group. There is also a Mercury Records in Australia, which is a local artist and repertoire division of Universal Music Australia. In the United States, Universal Music Group Nashville administers the Mercury Records Nashville label.
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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. The primary route of transmission is through sexual contact; it may also be transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy or at birth, resulting in congenital syphilis. Other human diseases caused by related Treponema pallidum include yaws (subspecies pertenue), pinta (subspecies carateum) and bejel (subspecies endemicum).
SyphilisBacterium-related cutaneous conditionsSpirochaetesInfections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmissionBacterial diseases
Mercury is the innermost of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the smallest, and its orbit has the highest eccentricity of the eight. It orbits the Sun once in about 88 Earth days, completing three rotations about its axis for every two orbits. Mercury has the smallest axial tilt of the Solar System planets.
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Def Jam Recordings
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label, focused primarily on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. In the UK, the label takes on the name Def Jam UK and is operated through Mercury Music Group, while in Japan, it is Def Jam Japan operating through Universal Sigma Music.
Def Jam RecordingsVivendi subsidiariesLabels distributed by Universal Music GroupHip hop record labelsAmerican record labelsRhythm and blues record labelsRecord labels established in 1984Companies based in New York City
PolyGram was the name of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. In 1999 it was sold to Seagram and merged into Universal Music Group.
PolyGramRecord labels disestablished in 1999Universal Music GroupVivendi subsidiariesRecord labels established in 1972Record labels established in 1929Companies disestablished in 1999American record labels
The Mercury Prize, formerly called the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established by the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards.
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Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range.
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Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. It ran from 1959 through 1963 with two goals: putting a human in orbit around the Earth, and doing it before the Soviet Union, as part of the early space race. It succeeded in the first but not the second: in the first Mercury mission on 5 May 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space; however the Soviet Union had put Yuri Gagarin into space one month earlier.
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Mercury was a messenger who wore winged sandals, and a god of trade, thieves, and travel, the son of Maia Maiestas and Jupiter in Roman mythology. His name is related to the Latin word merx ("merchandise"; compare merchant, commerce, etc. ), mercari (to trade), and merces (wages). In his earliest forms, he appears to have been related to the Etruscan deity Turms, but most of his characteristics and mythology were borrowed from the analogous Greek god, Hermes.
Mercury (mythology)Trickster godsDeath godsMessenger godsDeities in the AeneidRoman godsCommerce gods
Battle of Crete
The Battle of Crete (German: Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta; Greek: Μάχη της Κρήτης) was a battle during World War II on the Greek island of Crete. It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete under the code-name Unternehmen Merkur. Greek and Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island. After one day of fighting, the Germans had suffered very heavy casualties and none of their objectives had been achieved .
Battle of CreteConflicts in 1941Naval aviation operations and battlesBattles of World War II involving GermanyBattles of World War II involving the United KingdomBattles of World War II involving Australia1941 in AustraliaAirborne warfareBattles involving New Zealand1941 in New Zealand1941 in GreeceBattle of Crete
Meet the Press
Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. It is the longest-running television series in American broadcasting history, despite bearing little resemblance to the original format of the program seen in its television debut on November 6, 1947. It has been hosted by 11 moderators, first by Martha Rountree. The current host is David Gregory, who assumed the role in December 2008.
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San Jose Mercury News
The San Jose Mercury News is a daily newspaper in San Jose, California. The paper is owned by Media News Group. Its headquarters and printing plant are located in North San Jose next to the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880).
San Jose Mercury NewsNewspapers published in California1851 establishments in the United StatesMedia in San Jose, CaliforniaPublications established in 1851Knight Ridder publicationsNewspapers published in the San Francisco Bay AreaMediaNews Group publications
Contact dermatitis is a term for a skin reaction resulting from exposure to allergens or irritants. Phototoxic dermatitis occurs when the allergen or irritant is activated by sunlight.
Contact dermatitisOccupational safety and healthContact dermatitis
Lincoln is an American luxury vehicle brand of the Ford Motor Company. Lincoln vehicles are sold mostly in North America. Its current U.S. lineup includes two sedans, two crossovers and one SUV. Ford plans to expand the brand to seven different models by 2015.
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The Island Def Jam Music Group
The Island Def Jam Music Group is an American record label formed in 1999 when Universal Music Group merged two of its daughter companies Island Records and Def Jam Recordings. In 2011, Motown Records was split from the Universal Motown Republic Group and subsequently merged into the The Island Def Jam Music Group. Barry Weiss serves as Chairman & CEO of the company.
The Island Def Jam Music GroupRecord labels established in 1999Vivendi subsidiariesLabels distributed by Universal Music GroupAmerican record labelsCompanies based in New York City
Maitland, New South Wales
Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi) by road north of Sydney and 35 km (22 mi) north-west of Newcastle. It is on the New England Highway about 17 km (11 mi) from its start at Hexham.
Maitland, New South WalesMaitland, New South WalesCities in New South Wales
Cinnabar or cinnabarite, is the common ore of mercury.
CinnabarSulfide mineralsTrigonal mineralsTraditional Chinese medicinePoisonous mineralsAlchemical substancesMercury minerals
Inch of mercury
Inches of mercury, (inHg) is a unit of measurement for pressure. It is still widely used for barometric pressure in weather reports, refrigeration and aviation in the United States, but is seldom used elsewhere. It is defined as the pressure exerted by a column of mercury of 1 inch in height at 32 °F at the standard acceleration of gravity. 1 inHg = 3,386.389 pascals at 0 °C.
Inch of mercuryUnits of pressure
University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas (also referred to as UT Dallas or UTD) is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The main campus is in the heart of the Richardson, Texas, Telecom Corridor, 18 miles (29 km) north of downtown Dallas. The institution, established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and later renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS), began as a research arm of Texas Instruments.
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Mercury poisoning (also known as hydrargyria or mercurialism) is a disease caused by exposure to mercury or its compounds. Mercury (chemical symbol Hg) is a heavy metal occurring in several forms, all of which can produce toxic effects in high enough doses. Its zero oxidation state Hg exists as vapor or as liquid metal, its mercurous state Hg2 exists as inorganic salts, and its mercuric state Hg may form either inorganic salts or organomercury compounds; the three groups vary in effects.
Mercury poisoningDrug eruptionsMercury poisoning
Chaos refers to the formless or void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos in the Greek creation myths, more specifically the initial "gap" created by the original separation of heaven and earth. The motif of chaoskampf (German for "struggle against chaos") is ubiquitous in such myths, depicting a battle of a culture hero deity with a chaos monster, often in the shape of a serpent or dragon.
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Mercury Rev is an American alternative rock group, that formed in the late 1980s in Buffalo, New York. Original personnel were David Baker, Jonathan Donahue, Sean Mackowiak, a.k.a. "Grasshopper", Suzanne Thorpe, Dave Fridmann and Jimy Chambers.
Mercury RevNeo-psychedelia groupsMusical groups established in 1989Mercury RevAlternative rock groups from New YorkMusical groups from Buffalo, New York
The Ford Escape is a compact SUV sold by the automaker Ford Motor Company introduced in 2000 as a 2001 model year and priced below the Ford Explorer. Although it is technically a crossover vehicle, it is marketed by Ford as part of its traditional SUV lineup (Escape, Explorer, Expedition) rather than its separate crossover lineup (Edge, Flex). The Escape was sold in Europe as the Ford Maverick.
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"Arc lamp" or "arc light" is the general term for a class of lamps that produce light by an electric arc (also called a voltaic arc). The lamp consists of two electrodes, first made from carbon but typically made today of tungsten, which are separated by a gas. The type of lamp is often named by the gas contained in the bulb; including neon, argon, xenon, krypton, sodium, metal halide, and mercury, or by the type of electrode as in carbon-arc lamps.
Arc lampLight sourcesGas discharge lamps
The torr is a non-SI unit of pressure with the ratio of 760 to 1 standard atmosphere, chosen to be roughly equal to the fluid pressure exerted by a millimeter of mercury, i.e. , a pressure of 1 torr is approximately equal to one millimeter of mercury. Note that the symbol (Torr) is spelled exactly the same as the unit (torr), but the letter case differs.
TorrNon-SI metric unitsUnits of pressure
An ion thruster is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion that creates thrust by accelerating ions. Ion thrusters are categorized by how they accelerate the ions, using either electrostatic or electromagnetic force. Electrostatic ion thrusters use the Coulomb force and accelerate the ions in the direction of the electric field. Electromagnetic ion thrusters use the Lorentz force to accelerate the ions.
Ion thrusterMagnetic propulsion devicesSpacecraft propulsionSmithsonian Institution Archives relatedIons
Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna
Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna is a club that is based in Bologna.
Fortitudo Pallacanestro BolognaBasketball teams in ItalySports clubs established in 1932Sport in Bologna
The Mercury Theatre was an independent repertory theatre company founded in New York City in 1937 by Orson Welles and producer John Houseman. After a series of acclaimed stage productions, the Mercury Theatre progressed into its most popular incarnation as The Mercury Theatre on the Air. The radio series included one of the most notable and infamous radio broadcasts of all time, The War of the Worlds, broadcast on October 30, 1938.
Mercury TheatreAmerican radio dramaOld-time radio programsTheatre companies in New York1940s American radio programsOrson Welles1930s American radio programsNational Radio Hall of Fame inductees
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive
The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment 2002/95/EC (commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. The RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state.
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Draper Fisher Jurvetson
This article is about the venture capital firm. For the former country, see Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (DFY, or DFJ). Draper Fisher Jurvetson Draper Fisher Jurvetson PartnersType Private OwnershipIndustry Private EquityFounded 1985Founder(s) Timothy C. DraperJohn H. N. FisherSteve JurvetsonHeadquarters Menlo Park, California, United StatesProducts Venture capitalTotal assets $7 billionWebsite www. dfj.
Draper Fisher JurvetsonVenture capital firmsCompanies based in Menlo Park, CaliforniaAmerican venture capital firmsCompanies established in 1985
A mercury-vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp that uses an electric arc through vaporized mercury to produce light. The arc discharge is generally confined to a small fused quartz arc tube mounted within a larger borosilicate glass bulb. The outer bulb may be clear or coated with a phosphor; in either case, the outer bulb provides thermal insulation, protection from the ultraviolet radiation the light produces, and a convenient mounting for the fused quartz arc tube.
Mercury-vapor lampMercury (element)Gas discharge lamps
The American Mercury
The American Mercury was an American magazine published from 1924 to 1981. It was founded as the brainchild of H. L. Mencken and drama critic George Jean Nathan. The magazine featured writing by some of the most important writers in the United States through the 1920s and 1930s. The magazine went out of print in 1981, having spent the last 25 years of its existence in decline and controversy.
The American MercuryDefunct political magazinesPublications disestablished in 1981Publications established in 1924Defunct American literary magazines
Methylmercury (sometimes methyl mercury) is an organometallic cation with the formula [CH3Hg]. It is a bioaccumulative environmental toxicant.
Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was a human spaceflight mission conducted by NASA, the space agency of the United States. As part of Project Mercury, MA-6 was the successful first attempt by NASA to place an astronaut into orbit. The MA-6 mission was launched February 20, 1962. It made three orbits of the Earth, piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the Earth. The event was named an IEEE Milestone in 2011.
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Mercury Seven was the group of seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA on April 9, 1959. They are also referred to as the Original Seven and Astronaut Group 1. This was the only astronaut group with members that flew on all classes of NASA manned orbital spacecraft of the 20th century — Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. These seven original American astronauts were Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton.
Mercury SevenNASA astronautsArticles about multiple peopleQuantified human groupsMercury programLists of astronautsAmerican astronauts
Thiomersal, and commonly known in the US as thimerosal, is an organomercury compound. This compound is a well established antiseptic and antifungal agent. The pharmaceutical corporation Eli Lilly and Company gave thiomersal the trade name Merthiolate and it has been used as a preservative in vaccines, immunoglobulin preparations, skin test antigens, antivenins, ophthalmic and nasal products, and tattoo inks.
ThiomersalOrganomercury compoundsThiolatesEli Lilly and CompanyExcipientsBenzoatesSodium compounds
Minamata disease, sometimes referred to as Chisso-Minamata disease, is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Symptoms include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, narrowing of the field of vision and damage to hearing and speech. In extreme cases, insanity, paralysis, coma, and death follow within weeks of the onset of symptoms. A congenital form of the disease can also affect foetuses in the womb.
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Mercury(II) chloride or mercuric chloride (formerly corrosive sublimate) is the chemical compound with the formula HgCl2. This white crystalline solid is a laboratory reagent and a molecular compound. Once used as a treatment for syphilis, it is no longer used for medicinal purposes because it is highly toxic and superior treatments have become available.
Mercury(II) chlorideMercury compoundsChloridesMetal halidesPhotographic chemicalsAlchemical substances
U.S. Route 258
U.S. Route 258 (US 258) is a spur of US 58 in the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia. The U.S. Highway runs 220.15 miles (354.30 km) from US 17 Business and North Carolina Highway 24 Business (NC 24 Business) in Jacksonville, North Carolina north to Virginia State Route 143 (SR 143) at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. In North Carolina, US 258 connects Jacksonville with the Inner Banks communities of Kinston, Snow Hill, Farmville, Tarboro, and Murfreesboro. The U.S.
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The Mercury (Hobart)
The Mercury is a daily newspaper, published in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, by Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, part of News Limited and News Corporation. The weekend issues of the paper are called Mercury on Saturday and Sunday Tasmanian.
The Mercury (Hobart)News LimitedMedia in HobartNewspapers published in TasmaniaPublications established in 1854
Copernicium is a chemical element with symbol Cn and atomic number 112. It is an extremely radioactive synthetic element that can only be created in a laboratory. The most stable known isotope, copernicium-285, has a half-life of approximately 29 seconds, but it is possible that this copernicium isotope may have an isomer with a longer half-life, 8.9 min. Copernicium was first created in 1996 by the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany.
CoperniciumChemical elementsTransition metalsNuclear physicsCoperniciumSynthetic elementsPost-transition metals
For the 1917 14-cylinder radial engine see Cosmos Mercury The Bristol Mercury is a nine-cylinder, air-cooled, single-row, piston radial engine. Designed by Roy Fedden of the Bristol Aeroplane Company it was used to power both civil and military aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s. Developed from the earlier Jupiter engine, later variants could produce 800 horsepower (600 kW) from its capacity of 1,500 cubic inches (25 L) by use of a geared supercharger.
Bristol MercuryAircraft piston engines 1920–1929Radial enginesBristol aircraft engines
Southern California Open
The Southern California Open, currently sponsored by Mercury Insurance and titled the Mercury Insurance Open is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament held at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. It was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament from 2004 until 2007. The event was formed in 1984 by Raquel Giscafre as the Ginny of San Diego .
Southern California OpenSouthern California OpenHard court tennis tournamentsTennis tournaments in the United StatesWTA Tour
Wednesday is the third or fourth day of the week in the Gregorian calendar. According to international standard ISO 8601 adopted in most western countries it is the third day of the week. In most of the world, countries use the Sunday-first convention and it is defined as the fourth day of the week. It is the fourth day of the week in the Judeo-Christian calendar as well, and was defined so in the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical calendars. This day is between Tuesday and Thursday.
WednesdayFastingEastern Christian liturgyDays of the weekWednesday
A mercury-arc valve or mercury-vapor rectifier or (UK) mercury-arc rectifier is a type of electrical rectifier used for converting high-voltage or high-current alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC). Rectifiers of this type were used to provide power for industrial motors, electric railways, streetcars, and electric locomotives, as well as for high-voltage direct current power transmission.
Mercury-arc valveHigh-voltage direct currentElectrical power conversionElectric power systems componentsMercury (element)Electric arcs
The Leicester Mercury is a British regional newspaper, owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust, for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The paper began in the 19th century as the Leicester Daily Mercury and later changed to the present title.
Leicester MercuryNorthcliffe MediaNewspapers published in LeicestershireCompanies based in Leicester
Daniela Mercury (born Daniela Mercuri de Almeida on July 28, 1965), is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian axé, samba-reggae and MPB singer, songwriter and record producer. Since her breakthrough, Mercury has become one of the best known Brazilian female singers, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. She is also the Brazilian female performer with most #1 hits in the country, with 14.
Daniela MercuryBrazilian female singers1965 birthsPortuguese-language singersBrazilian people of Italian descentPeople from Salvador, BahiaLiving peopleBrazilian people of Portuguese descentBrazilian Roman CatholicsBrazilian songwritersBrazilian record producersMúsica Popular Brasileira singersLatin Grammy Award winners
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