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Originally posted by bigspud
reply to post by on_yur_6
there are many isotopes of 115, they have yet to make the stable one.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
There is not stable isotope of 115 and there can't be. The reason is the same as you don't observe drops of water in your kitchen sink which are the size of walnut.
Nuclear matter can roughly be thought of as liquid. It carries electric charge, and like sign charges repulse. The nucleus, therefore, tends to break up. When it does happen, it's called "fission" -- and that force of break up is used in nuclear energy production and weaponry. Small nuclei hold together, large ones are less stable (cf drops of water again).
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
lifttheveil, I think you have been misled.
Nobody has denied the existence of element 114, they just denied that a group of Russian physicists successfully created a sample of it.
If you look at the Periodic Table and you actually understand what it means, you will see that predicting element 114 is pretty much like predicting the number 11 will come after the number 10 while counting.
The Periodic Table is arranged by the number of protons an element has. Hydrogen 1, Helium 2, Lithium 3, etc... so you see that by adding a proton (and electron) you get a new element. So it's basically just like counting, and giving each number a name. We have always been able to count to 114, and to even 118, and even further... 200.
The problem though, is when you start adding more and more protons and electrons to an element, the element starts to get "unstable". Because you are adding more and more gravity (weight) to the element. It's like making a house of cards with poker playing cards, and the more you stack on top, no matter how well you structure it, it just gets more unstable and can fall over because of it's own weight, and gravity, and energy.
Robert (Bob) Lazar was a physicist who claimed to work in Area 51, and claimed element 115 was used in a space ship. There is no doubting he is a real physicist, so of course he knew about the Periodic Table, and can count to 118. But there is still doubts about him actually working in Area 51. His claims that the element 115 can be used for some type of Anti-Gravity has not been proven, nor is it supported in any way.
How could a super-heavy element help create anti-gravity? Even if it was decaying (falling apart) and circulating around like a perpetual motion, I don't see how that effect would create any anti-gravity, if anything it will create more gravity.
I think Bob Lazar is just playing on peoples lack of knowledge.
[edit on 27-10-2009 by ALLis0NE]
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Well, so far, the experiment appears to debunk Lazar's claims of stability actually...considering the elements fell apart very quickly once it was created.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
So the only evidence that element 115 has anti-gravitic properties is that Bob Lazar says so?
Well, I'm ZombieOctopus and I say that element 122 allows you to travel through time... prove me wrong!