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Superheavy Element 114: Confirmed

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus

Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Element 115 powers the matter/antimatter warp reactor.


Uh huh, if you had matter anti-matter available to you, why would you need anything else, that doesn't make any sense. That would be like using a fission reactor to power a hydro-electric dam.


The matter/antimatter reactor is mainly for propulsion.
It would be a good idea to have a Helium-3 Fusion reactor
just for power generation.
Does that make sense to you?


[edit on 29-9-2009 by Eurisko2012]




posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
The matter/antimatter reactor is mainly for propulsion.
It would be a good idea to have a Helium-3 Fusion reactor
just for power generation.
Does that make sense to you?


Why couldn't you use the same reactor for both propulsion and power generation? Seems overly complicated to have 2 reactors if one will do.

I don't believe the element 115 propulsion theory but if that were true, you'd need a reactor to both accelerate the 115 for the propulsion system and to generate whatever other power you needed.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 01:45 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by ZombieOctopus

Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Element 115 powers the matter/antimatter warp reactor.


Uh huh, if you had matter anti-matter available to you, why would you need anything else, that doesn't make any sense. That would be like using a fission reactor to power a hydro-electric dam.


The matter/antimatter reactor is mainly for propulsion.
It would be a good idea to have a Helium-3 Fusion reactor
just for power generation.
Does that make sense to you?


[edit on 29-9-2009 by Eurisko2012]


Fusion outputs peanuts compared to matter/anti-matter, that doesn't make any sense at all.

I don't see what's special about 115 either. It's not as if you can't project the properties of theorized particles, if 115 had amazing applications stemming from some unique attribute that elements 1-114 lack, it would be common knowledge. Plutonium is a good example of this.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 02:33 AM
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Well, the sport model does just that.
The thermoelectric generator turns heat into DC power.
When the reactor is off line batteries provide DC power.
A huge starship should have many power generators.
Installing a Helium=3 Fusion reactor would make sense.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:03 AM
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No it isn't. That's like saying that a gun is harmless.

If used, a gun is certainly not harmless, and when used, neither is a tankround with a DU penetrator rod.

Upon impact, up to 70 percent of the DU penetrator rod is dissolved into a cloud of dust containing particles of DU which is then ingested by people and animals, causing lungcancer and tissue damage from radiation. It also sticks to clothes, brick and even metals. IAEA found high levels of radiation near destroyed iraqi armoured vehicles after gulf war II, and high levels of lung cancer, thyroid cancer and other deceases caused generally believed to be caused by radioactive fallout after DU was used by US forces. The same was found after the US had used A-10 to attack serbian armoured vehicles in the former yogoslavia, and also In Ukraine and Belorussia after the chernobyl incident in 1986.

So it is harmful.

Depleted Uranium is also a metal, very much in the same way Copper is a metal. Copper is used in some munitions, therefore, copper is highly dangerous. Have you seen the effects of copper on the human body? Look at what happens when a copper bullet slices itself through someone leaving a water melon sized exit wound. It's very dangerous and disgusting. We should ban Copper, because it is highly dangerous. So it is harmful. Another dangerous metal is steel, which makes guns. Guns kill people. It's DANGEROUS AND WE MUST PROTECT THE CHILDREN.



Truth be told - Uranium-238 is far different to Uranium-235. Uranium-238 is slightly radioactive, and toxic like other some other heavy metals. Obviously you should not introduce it into the environment (through munitions of otherwise), or swallow it - however you could easily sleep next to a brick for the rest of your life with no ill effects. Uranium-235 on the other hand, can be used to make Nuclear weapons, is significantly more radioactive, and if you clump enough together it will heat up and emit massive amounts of radiation, possibly enough to ionize the air around it causing it to glow blue in color. Worse yet is Uranium-232 which can also make weapons, but also emits huge amounts of gamma radiation, holding even a small amount in your hand will give you a lethal dose within a minute. Point is, understand the context of what he originally said.

Uranium-238 is used in massive quantities in aircraft as counterweights. I'm talking hundreds of kilos - it's just a very heavy metal. Hell, even most high school science teachers show students elements that are far more radioactive and toxic than DU. Even your smoke detector has elements that are far more radioactive and dangerous than DU - Americium-241 and its decay product, Neptunium-237. Neptunium-237 from smoke detectors if in significant quantity can make Nuclear weapons, while also having an extremely long half-life. Of course, I hope that doesn't mean smoke detectors are dangerous.

BTW
Depleted Uranium = Uranium-238
Weapons Uranium = Uranium-235

In conclusion, yeah of course it's dangerous if used in certain ways, however compared to Uranium-235 or 232, it's nothing.

[edit on 30/9/2009 by C0bzz]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Depleted Uranium is also a metal, very much in the same way Copper is a metal. Copper is used in some munitions, therefore, copper is highly dangerous. Have you seen the effects of copper on the human body?


You are mocking the seriousness of the subject by making it appear as if I focus on the radiation properties of handled unused weapons with a DU penetration rod. You also mock the very real issues in Iraq and former yugoslavia, caused by use of DU 'enhanced' munitions.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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Originally posted by aaa2500

Depleted Uranium is also a metal, very much in the same way Copper is a metal. Copper is used in some munitions, therefore, copper is highly dangerous. Have you seen the effects of copper on the human body?


You are mocking the seriousness of the subject by making it appear as if I focus on the radiation properties of handled unused weapons with a DU penetration rod. You also mock the very real issues in Iraq and former yugoslavia, caused by use of DU 'enhanced' munitions.

I don't mock any issue, in my previous post I said that it should not be introduced into the environment through munitions of otherwise. The point is, depleted Uranium does not explicatively refer to munitions - it's a poisonous metal that can be dangerous just like most things, and yes, deplelated Uranium munitons are a waste when used to fight lower tier threats, and yes they do cause health effects if shot at people and scattered all over the landscape. I said that.

[edit on 1/10/2009 by C0bzz]



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 04:44 AM
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Unless they simply can't make much antimatter (like us), it really doesn't. A helium 3 reactor and especially it's fuel are an enormous waste of mass when you can build antimatter fueled reactors.

Additionally, helium 3 is a fairly rare isotope, which is not likely to be present in any solar system in enough quantity that it wouldn't be quickly depleted by a concerted mining effort, while antimatter doesn't exist in quantity at all in nature and as far as we know must be created by particle accelerator, which would probably be run on solar power.

I'd expect any civilization that uses antimatter to set up satellites close to their star that create antimatter, and use it as exclusively as their supply allows.

It's not like there's anything in the universe that stops an antimatter annihilation reaction from taking place. If the aliens are so concerned about redundancy, they'd just put on a second or third antimatter reactor.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:32 AM
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The discovery of superheavy elements at the beginning of this century by Oganessian's group also confirmed the existence of the Island of Stability, a theoretical region of the periodic table, which distinguished chemist and Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg considered as one of the keystones of fundamental science. The "sea-and-island" analogy arose because these superheavy elements lie in an area of the periodic table where other elements are unstable, disappearing in much less than the blink of an eye. The superheavies, in contrast, are somewhat more stable than their shorter-lived cousins.

Oganessian's group has teamed with California's Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to synthesize five new elements (113, 114, 115, 116, and 118) over the past six years. Such superheavy elements do not exist in nature and can only be created by smashing lighter elements together at tremendous speeds obtained by means of highly sophisticated particle accelerators.

The periodic table, a fixture on the walls of science classrooms around the world, lists all the chemical elements. These materials make up everything in the universe, from human beings, medicines, and food to stars and swirling clouds of gas a billion light-years across the universe.

The first 92 elements on the table exist naturally. The rest -- which now extend to element 118 -- were created by scientists in atomic nuclei collision with the aid of particle accelerators. Aptly named, these machines accelerate atoms to nearly 1/10 the speed of light and smash them into other so-called "target" atoms. Sometimes the nuclei of two colliding atoms fuse and a new element is formed.


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