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Soddy Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    soddy n
  1. a house built of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses [syn: sod house, adobe house]
  2. English chemist whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes (1877-1956) [syn: Frederick Soddy}]
Soddy Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Soddy \Sod"dy\, a. [From Sod.] Consisting of sod; covered with sod; turfy. --Cotgrave.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Soddy'


Nuclear transmutation of radioelements Radioisotopes Coining the term isotope Energy in economics

Frederick Soddy (2 September 1877 – 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist who explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1921, and has a crater named for him on the far side of the Moon.

Soddy was born in Eastbourne, England. He went to school at Eastbourne College, before going on to study at University College of Wales at Aberystwyth and at Merton College, Oxford. He was a researcher at Oxford from 1898 to 1900.

In 1900 he became a demonstrator in chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he worked with Ernest Rutherford on radioactivity. He and Rutherford realized that the anomalous behaviour of radioactive elements was because they decayed into other elements. This decay also produced alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. When radioactivity was first discovered, no one was sure what the cause was. It needed careful work by Soddy and Rutherford to prove that atomic transmutation was in fact occurring.

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  • Family speaks about the death of 3-year-old Soddy-Daisy boy
    SODDY-DAISY, TN (WDEF-TV) A family members said he doesn't believe three-year-old, Dakota Arndt drowned in a bathtub as a report indicated, but he believe Dakota was abused by the mother's boyfriend while she was gone. "No human being can hurt a child like that and still be human inside," said Dakota's cousin Terry Leffew. "You've go Read more on this news related to 'Soddy'
  • Soddy Daisy QB Hunter Maynor Leads Trojans With Toughness
    Soddy Daisy, TN-(WDEF) When you listen to Soddy Daisy head coach Justin Barnes talk about his quarterback Hunter Maynor, you wonder if he's discussing a linebacker.  It seems Maynor is a tough ombre with true grit.    Hunter Maynor won Soddy Daisy's starting quarterback job last year thanks to all those quarterback intangibles. Said Barnes,"Hunter Read more on this news related to 'Soddy'
  • Hamilton County Detectives Investigate Child Death in Soddy Daisy
    (WDEF) The Hamilton County Sheriff's office investigates a child death in Soddy Daisy.      Officials responded to 10710 Jenkins Circle in Soddy Daisy this past Wednesday.      A three-year-old boy named Dakota James Arndt drowned in the bathtub.      Officials began CPR immediately and then rushed him to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital where Read more on this news related to 'Soddy'

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