When heated or rubbed it emits a peculiar disagreeable odour.
The great plain in Sheng-king is in many parts swampy, and in the neighbourhood of the sea, where the soil emits a saline exudation such as is also common in the north of China, it is perfectly sterile.
At the summit are two deep craters, the southern of which emits steam.
He was distinguished as the discoverer of radioactivity, having found in 1896 that uranium at ordinary temperatures emits an invisible radiation which in many respects resembles Rntgen rays, and can affect a photographic plate after passing through thin plates of metal.
It is divided into three parts, separated by walls, and each containing a lake, of which the middle one emits steam and the two others are cold.