posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 11:38 PM
ScienceDaily (June 9, 2011) — A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a new class of 'superatoms' -- a stable
cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table -- with unusual magnetic characteristics.
Such technology can be used for various applications. Electronics, for instance, could see faster processing and MUCH more efficient and stable
storage systems. These types of atoms could be used to create synthetic crystals that could hold thousands of gigabytes of information in a very small
end-product. But I also see the potential for this to be used to create magnetic levitation devices. Maybe even some form of magnetic propulsion
In the weapons realm we could see far more efficient and far more accurate rail guns. They may even lead to hand held auto-loading rail weapons.
The possibilities for the use of atoms with magnetic shells that can mimic different elements on the periodic table is endless.
We shall see what the future holds.
edit on 9-6-2011 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)