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Names Chosen For Elements 114 And 116
2011-12-02 12:22:03

On Thursday, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) proposed new names for elements 114 and 116.

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2011-06-09 05:50:03

Scientists from the scientific governing committees of physics and chemistry have added two new elements -- yet to be named -- to the periodic table.

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2009-06-11 06:35:00

A team of German scientists has been credited with the discovery of the new “super-heavy” element 112 more than ten years after intensive laboratory work first yielded a single atom of the novel form of matter.

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2008-04-07 10:23:29

Modern-day scientific Magellans and Columbus’s, exploring the uncharted seas at the fringes of the Periodic Table of the Elements, have landed on one long-sought island — the fabled Island of Stability, home of a new genre of superheavy chemical elements sought for more than three decades.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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