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New, superheavy element to enter periodic table

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 10:55 AM
We have a new player on the periodic table....
Hello anyone

Element 115 and so on....

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 10:59 AM

"The new element is approximately 277 times heavier than hydrogen, making it the heaviest element in the periodic table,"

That's some heavy metal!

But couldn't they come up with a better name than Ununbium?

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:01 AM
Im sorry but seeing this as well as reports on 113 and 115 this all makes ole crazy Bob Lazar have more traction to his stories...

I have no doubt that 115 UUP 291 in Lazars claims isn't possible..

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:01 AM
Thing are moving fast....I have a feeling with the colliders were going to start seeing some way out there findings.

[edit on 05-28-2009 by tsloan]

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by holyTerror

Yea thats a low rent name for it...

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 11:35 AM
I don't see much use in these heavy elements - they aren't stable - but they should keep making them, you never know - something weird might happen when they hit a certain weight, and pop - it is stable and has some amazing use.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by Amagnon

Well it's not really the practical use as it to the im practical applications they can be used in.

It's sort like we know they are looking for weapons development first and then the "Oh cool" we can also use it for practical and so..
I'm just afraid of the day when we decide to just go on a hunch and try to use a little of this and a little of that with some of these new elements with out having proper time to study them and rush a application that takes out a whole country under the "my bad" clause.... It's coming...cause we are speeding studies and fast tracking things way too much in science...

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 05:29 AM
Low rent name? dude, that's not low rent, its freakin HUD housing!

They should call it Naqhada!

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 05:41 AM
reply to post by tsloan

i would say that Lazar is full of crap because im skeptic always

on other hand they made this element in 1996

who knows what they made new in 13 years?
maybe some stable element usable in new kind of way

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 05:50 AM
reply to post by tsloan

"John Jost, executive director of IUPAC in North Carolina, told Reuters that creating new elements helped researchers to understand how nuclear power plants and atomic bombs function."

Weapons for sure, possibly something more nasty than the hydrogen bomb.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 06:08 AM
reply to post by reugen

next logical step in weapon research after making nukes would be making nukes without pollution

what better war scenario then nuke someone and then occupy him.

or plant without radioactive junk

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 04:04 PM
I think that Ununbium is just a temporary name. I'm sure Wikipedia would explain the naming conventions. It's kind of unfortunate that the latest elements haven't been naturally occurring or easy to mass-produce. When was the last useful element discovered? I mean, that we might use in our daily lives.

posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 12:08 AM
reply to post by SmileyMan34

It's a placeholder name. It's just latin for 112, I think. They did this with several of the other heaviest numbered elements until an international consensus could be reached on naming them.

Last useful element discovered? I'm not sure if anything past plutonium is really useful, but I'd bet that the knowledge of heavier elements is important in things like designing nuclear reactors. In any event, I can't name anything that uses an element past plutonium (#92). I did have some software somewhere that came with a chemistry book that had short 'biographies' of each of the elements, including the higher ones. If anyone really cared, I could dig that out and look for any uses of higher ones.

Amagnon: interesting you should mention that. Have you ever heard of the island of stability theory by Glenn Seaborg? He was a nobel prize winning scientist.

posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 12:10 AM
When I first read the title of this post ........

I thought it was some type of new, ... science driven porn movie reference.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:57 PM
For anyone that doesn't know, Bob Lazar claims to have worked with alien craft and claims to know how they work. Element 115 is supposed to have Gravity A waves (or atomic gravity which is supposed to be stronger than Gravity B normal gravity) that extend outside the atomic structure. Supposedly you can amplify the waves of Gravity A to manipulate space / time.

Even if he made the whole thing up, there is a chance he is right. Remember the greatest discoveries in the history of mankind where found completely by accident.

For all the people who call him a liar, you might be right, but that doesn't mean Lazar didn't stumble on to something. I say since we are working with it (115) anyway we might as well check his claims in a lab.

[edit on 15-6-2009 by DaMod]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 12:11 PM
we are now up to elemet 118, ununoctium.

24998Cf + 4820Ca → 294118Uuo + 31n

It is a noble gas. It falls in that category, but not enough has been produced to judge physical charateristics.

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