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(CNN)   New atomic element created from what sounds like Americans chewing Tums after a buffet   (cnn.com) divider line 31
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2013-08-28 11:37:40 AM
Here I offer my whispered, insignificant opinion into the infinite tumult of the internet that it should be named feynmanium.
 
2013-08-28 12:19:06 PM
Why do they always add the "unun" prefix?
 
2013-08-28 12:19:18 PM
Everybody knows that element 115 is Elerium.
 
2013-08-28 12:21:54 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: Why do they always add the "unun" prefix?


"one one"
as in "one one five"
 
2013-08-28 12:25:04 PM
I get that there are legit reasons to do this kind of stuff. Have at it, physics.

But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Call me when we've got something I can hold in my hand for a few minutes (especially if I won't die of radiation poisoning immediately thereafter), or at least something that meaningfully departs from expectations. As in "physicists expected the newly-synthesized element 126 to be in the so-called 'island of stability,' but it almost immediately decayed into two lighter elements, which then unexpectedly transformed into velociraptors, which then laid waste to the Fermilab campus and are now terrorizing the greater Chicagoland area."
 
2013-08-28 12:31:36 PM
www.strangerdimensions.com
 
2013-08-28 12:34:58 PM
Whatever they call it, it will later be changed to Martinlutherkingium.
 
2013-08-28 12:38:04 PM
FTA: "Still, this doesn't mean that you'll see element 115 on the next periodic table poster that gets published."

Que?  This one's from 2011 and I certainly remember seeing Uup on periodic tables long before that.

www.webelements.com
 
2013-08-28 12:42:52 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: Why do they always add the "unun" prefix?


They should change it to "doubleplusunun"
 
2013-08-28 12:43:41 PM

rugman11:  I certainly remember seeing Uup on periodic tables long before that.



Yeah but I'll bet you won't be seeing Ddown anytime son
 
2013-08-28 12:59:35 PM

semiotix: As in "physicists expected the newly-synthesized element 126 to be in the so-called 'island of stability,' but it almost immediately decayed into two lighter elements, which then unexpectedly transformed into velociraptors, which then laid waste to the Fermilab campus and are now terrorizing the greater Chicagoland area."


The problem with reaching the island of stability is that as you go up in atomic number, you require a larger number of neutrons per proton to get the stablest nucleus for a particular element. All of the potentially stable elements they produce in period 7 are inevitably neutron-poor.
 
2013-08-28 01:06:02 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen... put your hands together for...
Super Heavy Elemeeeeent!
 
2013-08-28 01:10:48 PM

semiotix: But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.


Uh, we're going to build a Space Elevator to the Ringworld now, Luddite. Bet you feel silly now!
 
2013-08-28 01:25:33 PM

semiotix: "physicists expected the newly-synthesized element 126 to be in the so-called 'island of stability,' but it almost immediately decayed into two lighter elements, which then unexpectedly transformed into velociraptors, which then laid waste to the Fermilab campus and are now terrorizing the greater Chicagoland area."


www.marturia.net
 
2013-08-28 01:30:37 PM
 
2013-08-28 01:37:45 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: semiotix: But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Uh, we're going to build a Space Elevator to the Ringworld now, Luddite. Bet you feel silly now!


Awww, look how cute!
 
2013-08-28 01:46:51 PM

Tellurium: The problem with reaching the island of stability is that as you go up in atomic number, you require a larger number of neutrons per proton to get the stablest nucleus for a particular element. All of the potentially stable elements they produce in period 7 are inevitably neutron-poor.


We are the neutron 99%
 
2013-08-28 01:48:14 PM

semiotix: I get that there are legit reasons to do this kind of stuff. Have at it, physics.

But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Call me when we've got something I can hold in my hand for a few minutes (especially if I won't die of radiation poisoning immediately thereafter), or at least something that meaningfully departs from expectations. As in "physicists expected the newly-synthesized element 126 to be in the so-called 'island of stability,' but it almost immediately decayed into two lighter elements, which then unexpectedly transformed into velociraptors, which then laid waste to the Fermilab campus and are now terrorizing the greater Chicagoland area."


Well yea, that's about it. 120 should be stable for minutes to hours or more. The benefit of it we have no idea.

//Why can't we just jump straight to 120? Do we have to create 116 and 117 first for some reason. I'm guessing it has something to do with power of accelerators?
 
2013-08-28 01:50:54 PM

jonny_q: Lars The Canadian Viking: Why do they always add the "unun" prefix?

"one one"
as in "one one five"


Maybe we should change it to untzuntz instead to keep up with the times.

/untz-untz-untz-untz
 
2013-08-28 02:34:49 PM
If it's a super-heavy element, I propose naming it fatassium. :P
 
2013-08-28 02:49:58 PM

give me doughnuts: Quantum Apostrophe: semiotix: But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Uh, we're going to build a Space Elevator to the Ringworld now, Luddite. Bet you feel silly now!

Awww, look how cute!


Yeah well I just ordered my Ununpentium cartridge for my 3D printer. We'll see who's laughing when I buzz your house in my warp drive Mars rover.
/Your comma is in an odd, place
 
2013-08-28 02:56:05 PM
Iron Man 2 already did it.

/scene pissed me off
//chemist
 
2013-08-28 03:03:10 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: give me doughnuts: Quantum Apostrophe: semiotix: But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Uh, we're going to build a Space Elevator to the Ringworld now, Luddite. Bet you feel silly now!

Awww, look how cute!

Yeah well I just ordered my Ununpentium cartridge for my 3D printer. We'll see who's laughing when I buzz your house in my warp drive Mars rover.
/Your comma is in an odd, place



Bless, your heart.
 
2013-08-28 03:08:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: give me doughnuts: Quantum Apostrophe: semiotix: But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Uh, we're going to build a Space Elevator to the Ringworld now, Luddite. Bet you feel silly now!

Awww, look how cute!

Yeah well I just ordered my Ununpentium cartridge for my 3D printer. We'll see who's laughing when I buzz your house in my warp drive Mars rover.
/Your comma is in an odd, place


Odd, I would have figured you would have ordered the one that prints organs from last week seeing as it could help you live longer.
 
2013-08-28 03:14:01 PM
ufopedia.csignal.org

/HOT
 
2013-08-28 03:31:21 PM
FTA: "...of an element with 115 protons at its center. That would give it the atomic number of 115 on the periodic table"

Does that mean no neutrons, or they just aren't counting those?
 
2013-08-28 03:35:19 PM

the_reverend: FTA: "...of an element with 115 protons at its center. That would give it the atomic number of 115 on the periodic table"

Does that mean no neutrons, or they just aren't counting those?


They don't count those when figuring in the atomic number of an element.
 
2013-08-28 04:55:59 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: give me doughnuts: Quantum Apostrophe: semiotix: But I've run out of enthusiasm for random new elements number 100-something that exist for a few picoseconds.

Uh, we're going to build a Space Elevator to the Ringworld now, Luddite. Bet you feel silly now!

Awww, look how cute!

Yeah well I just ordered my Ununpentium cartridge for my 3D printer. We'll see who's laughing when I buzz your house in my warp drive Mars rover.
/Your comma is in an odd, place


We have been saying that about an Apostrophe for years.
 
2013-08-28 05:17:48 PM

goatleggedfellow: Iron Man 2 already did it.

/scene pissed me off
//chemist


You mean the scene where Tony Stark builds his own personal particle accelerator and invents a brand-new element by hitting it with a big wrench because the guy from Mad Men told him to?
 
2013-08-29 02:04:57 AM

Cagey B: goatleggedfellow: Iron Man 2 already did it.

/scene pissed me off
//chemist

You mean the scene where Tony Stark builds his own personal particle accelerator and invents a brand-new element by hitting it with a big wrench because the guy from Mad Men told him to?


Only Futurama is allowed to pull stunts like that.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-29 02:13:15 AM
And there may be many others, but they haven't been discovered.
/Doot-doot-da-doot-doot, doot-doot!
 
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