A metallic element mostly obtained by reduction from cinnabar, one of its ores. It is a heavy, opaque, glistening liquid (commonly called quicksilver), and is used in barometers, thermometers, etc. Specific gravity 13.6. Symbol Hg (Hydrargyrum). Atomic weight 199.8. Mercury has a molecule which consists of only one atom. It was named by the alchemists after the god Mercury, and designated by his symbol, *.
A heavy, toxic and volatile silvery conducting metal, which is liquid at room temperature. Associated by most people with thermometers and barometers, but also used as an industrial chemical in a range of processes (e.g. chlorine production). Much of the mercury in the environment stems from natural sources (e.g. volcanoes, glaciers, oceans and seas).
Mercury is a highly toxic element that is found both naturally and as an introduced contaminant in the environment. Although concentrations in water are very low, mercury accumulates through the aquatic food chain, resulting in high concentrations in fish that can threaten the health of people and wildlife. It is measured in units of nanograms per liter (ng/L) in water and milligrams per kilogram (mg/Kg) in fish. For more information, see About Mercury
A very toxic heavy metal unique because it is liquid at room temperature
A Latin god of commerce and gain; -- treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence.
One of the planets of the solar system, being the one nearest the sun, from which its mean distance is about 36,000,000 miles. Its period is 88 days, and its diameter 3,000 miles.
A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a messenger; hence, also, a newspaper.
Perception of the angelic aspect of the messenger of the gods corresponding to the personality of Hanuman that is contained in Roman mythology.
Mercury is a modern logic/functional programming language. The Mercury system includes a compiler, debugger, libraries, sample code, profilers, etc. Mercury is designed to be the successor of logic programming languages such as Prolog.
Mercury is a new logic/functional programming language, which combines the clarity and expressiveness of declarative programming with advanced static analysis and error detection features. Its highly optimized execution algorithm delivers efficiency far in excess of existing logic programming systems, and close to conventional programming systems.
Mercury is a functional logic programming language geared towards real-world applications. It is developed at the University Of Melbourne Computer Science department under the supervision of ZoltÃ¡n Somogyi. The first version was developed by Fergus Henderson, Thomas Conway and ZoltÃ¡n Somogyi and was released on April 8th, 1995.