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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. A collaboration of scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) said that the name Flerovium for element 114 and Livermorium for element 116 were chosen to fit the latest heavy elements. The IUPAC officially accepted elements 114 and 116 as the heaviest elements in June 2011, ten years since...

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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, reports The Associated Press (AP). The elements, currently known only as 114 and 116, are both highly radioactive and, with respective atomic weights of 289 and 292, are now the heaviest elements on the periodic table of elements, bumping copernicium and roentgenium down the list of heavyweights. The two radioactive elements exist only for a...

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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. But before the element can be officially added to the periodic table, Sigurd Hofmann and his team of researchers at the Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany have to think of a name for their discovery. Professor Hofmann's pursuit to expand the periodic table first...

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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.In a presentation at the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, one of the captains of these expeditions into the unknown, described how researchers now are eying other islands on...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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