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Offline ParadoxTopic starter

A new element is born
« on: April 07, 2010, 07:56:42 PM »
Sorry to steal DarklingAlice's thunder about the new scaly crawly thing, but there's a new element!

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/04/finally-element-117-is-here.html

Offline NCIJade

Re: A new element is born
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 08:34:09 PM »
Neat! I love cutting edge science like this. I wonder what applications they will find for this type of thing.

Also, I couldn't help but pick out this line:

"Nuclear chemists at the world's most intense neutron source, the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee[...]"

Woo! My state is the MOST INTENSE when it comes to neutron sources. >_>

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: A new element is born
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 11:44:31 PM »
S'okay Para, my thunder is gladly given to news of new elements! I guess I will have to get out a pen and update my periodic tables...

Offline Tachi

Re: A new element is born
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 07:00:16 PM »
I am so not going back to school for this!  XD

Offline Jude

Re: A new element is born
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 10:11:27 PM »
Fascinating stuff, especially how it relates to the Island of Stability.

Offline DngrMse

Re: A new element is born
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 05:50:23 PM »
Sorry to steal DarklingAlice's thunder about the new scaly crawly thing, but there's a new element!

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/04/finally-element-117-is-here.html

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"island of stability," a group of superheavy nuclei still tantalizingly out of reach that theorists predict may be as stable as more familiar elements.

Imagine the SciFi possibilities!  Granted these superheavies will share some similarities with other elements in their family, but still.