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Scientists Discover Heavy New Element

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A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced. The element, still nameless, appears to point the way toward a brew of still more massive elements with chemical properties no one can predict.

Been wondering when they were going to get around to discovering new elements by creating them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/science/07element.html?src=mv

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Watch 'em name it like Kryptonite or something...

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Watch 'em name it like Kryptonite or something...

Well they've named one of them Einsteinium so it's not out of the question.

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These heavy elements just collapse shortly after making them. I know they hope that they will create more stable elements, but I think the act of creating a new element is mostly the easiest way for a physicist to get his name in history and have the opportunity to name something.

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There's most likely a reason why we haven't found them existing in their natural form, since we haven't been anywhere that can support their structure.

Which I don't doubt exists somewhere.

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