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Scientists confirm new element 115 after atoms collide.

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:42 PM
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(CNN) -- As though it wasn't hard enough to memorize the names and atomic weights of 117 elements in the periodic table, scientists have now confirmed a new one.

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden created it by slamming atoms of one element, calcium, into atoms of another called americium.

The newly formed element vanished quickly in a flash of radiation that scientists could measure. That flash, or "fingerprint," confirmed the existence of an element with 115 protons at its center. That would give it the atomic number of 115 on the periodic table, the list of all elements known to humanity.

The Swedes were the second group of scientists to create the element. A group of Russian scientists put together the same type of atom in 2004.But the new experiment corroborated their work and confirmed 115's existence.

Still, this doesn't mean that you'll see element 115 on the next periodic table poster that gets published. The discovery still has to be approved by a committee composed of members of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. This working group will determine whether the existing evidence is enough to justify adding the element to the table, or if more proof is required.
Super-heavy element

The more protons an atom has, the higher its number on the periodic table. And with 115 protons, this new element earns the moniker "super-heavy element."For the sake of comparison, an atom of lead only has 82 protons. Gold has just 79. But you won't find a chunk of element 115 lying around anywhere.

The highest-numbered element on the periodic chart that exists in nature is uranium, which has 92 protons at its core. However, trace amounts of plutonium and neptunium have been found naturally as well.
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"All elements with larger proton numbers have been created artificially in nuclear reactions," says the Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Germany, where the Swedish scientists made element 115.
That means more than two dozen of all the known elements were artificially created.

Why create elements that disappear in a flash? Scientists hope one day to make one that doesn't, thus creating a brand new lasting element, Popular Science magazine reports.But for this particular element, the researchers assert on their website, "any practical implications are seemingly far fetched."

The Swedish scientists have not given element 115 a name yet.

Until they do, it has a temporary name: "Ununpentium." That may be harder to memorize than "element 115," but it is a scientific term made from Latin and Greek that basically means 1-1-5.


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This gives an entirely new credibility to Bob Lazar history. Who first talked about that element over 30 years ago when it was first seen in 2004.


For the propulsion of the studied vehicles, Bob Lazar claims that the atomic Element 115 served as a nuclear fuel. Element 115 (temporarily named "ununpentium" (symbol Uup)) reportedly provided an energy source which would produce anti-gravity effects under proton bombardment, along with antimatter for energy production. As the intense strong nuclear force field of Element 115's nucleus would be properly amplified, the resulting large-scale gravitational effect would be a distortion or warp of space-time that would, in effect, greatly shorten the distance and travel time to a destination.

Lazar also claims that he was given introductory briefings describing the historical involvement by extraterrestrial beings with this planet for the past 100,000 years. The beings allegedly originate from the Zeta Reticuli 1 & 2 star system and are therefore referred to as Zeta Reticulans, popularly called 'greys'. According to Lazar these beings were referred to as 'the kids' within the program, or as 'gourds' among the personnel.


So what is your opinion on this?
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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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So what is your opinion on this?

What's yours ?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by gortex
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So what is your opinion on this?

What's yours ?


I'm kinda neutral on this.....



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Nice find. Wasn't the element 115 the stuff that the J-Rods allegedly bring with them and used to power the Looking Glass?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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This gives an entirely new credibility to Bob Lazar history. Who first talked about that element over 30 years ago when it was first seen in 2004.
Not really. Transuranic elements have been talked about for a long time. Bobby didn't undertand that 115 would be highly unstable.

Did you miss this part of your external quote?

Why create elements that disappear in a flash? Scientists hope one day to make one that doesn't, thus creating a brand new lasting element, Popular Science magazine reports.But for this particular element, the researchers assert on their website, "any practical implications are seemingly far fetched."

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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Well it means we know element 115 is possible to create. The usefulness of it might take another few years to figure out, but at least we are sure now that scientists spent OUR tax dollars in figuring out this unrealistic metal we will never find in nature and has no immediate connection to improvement of life on Earth.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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Search = large thread already posted several days ago here:

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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Phage
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This gives an entirely new credibility to Bob Lazar history. Who first talked about that element over 30 years ago when it was first seen in 2004.
Not really. Transuranic elements have been talked about for a long time. Bobby didn't undertand that 115 would be highly unstable.

Did you miss this part of your external quote?

Why create elements that disappear in a flash? Scientists hope one day to make one that doesn't, thus creating a brand new lasting element, Popular Science magazine reports.But for this particular element, the researchers assert on their website, "any practical implications are seemingly far fetched."

edition.cnn.com...



I don't believe on Lazar history, Buuttt.. It would make sense if they somehow, found a way to make the element stable. If the story was real of course.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 02:05 PM
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115 cannot "be made" stable because by its nature it isn't.
That is not to say that other transuranics may be stable.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 03:51 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I think I read that 115 can be stable but only for about a nanosecond before it dissolves away.

I am no expert on this sort of thing though.

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 03:52 PM
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Pretty incredible stuff and even more so with the Lazar connection!
S & F
Thanks!



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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stable but only for about a nanosecond

A bit of an oxymoron there, wouldn't you say?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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The story of the element speaks also of Element 116 that is considered stable. No matter whether it is or not, there can be a stable isotope, eventually.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 04:07 PM
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No. 116 is not stable. It is less stable than 115 with about a third of its half-life.
I mentioned that. There is a theory about an "island of stability" with some isotopes of transuranic elements. Trouble is, those isotopes are even harder to make than the basic element is.
en.wikipedia.org...

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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Originally posted by Staroth
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Pretty incredible stuff and even more so with the Lazar connection!
S & F
Thanks!


There may be a Lazar "connection" only because Bob Lazar mentioned element 115 before it was ever synthesized. However, Bob Lazar was far from the first person to ever think about the existence of elements heavier than the heaviest naturally occurring one (which is Uranium). The mention of elements heavy elements synthesized in laboratories is a staple of science fiction.

I could make up a story about alien ships that use element 120. Element 120 hasn't been synthesized and/or discovered yet, but I think someday it will. When that time comes, that suddenly does not make my story more believable.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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How is that oxymoronic?

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:27 PM
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good stuff, this has been "rumored" and floating arround for a long time. its good its now out and about....



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:32 PM
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Stable means it does not decay.
115 decays. It has a very short half-life. No matter how long that half-life is, it is not stable.
Lead is stable. Gold is stable. Radium is not stable. Plutonium is not stable. 115 is very not stable.



posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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I get it. I am no expert. Never claimed to be, all I know is I read that it was stable for about a nanosecond... if that even...

That didn't come from Lazar either...

-SAP-
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