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2010-02-24 11:26:22

The name proposed by GSI for the heaviest chemical element has been officially endorsed The heaviest recognized chemical element with the atomic number 112 was discovered at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung and "“ since February 19, 2010 "“ officially carries the name copernicium and the chemical symbol "Cn". The name was approved and officially announced today by the international union for chemistry IUPAC*. The name "Copernicium" honors scientist and astronomer...

2009-07-14 10:59:00

In honor of scientist and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), the discovering team around Professor Sigurd Hofmann suggested the name "žcopernicium" with the element symbol "Cp" for the new element 112, discovered at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung (Center for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt. It was Copernicus who discovered that the Earth orbits the Sun, thus paving the way for our modern view of the world. Thirteen years ago, element 112 was...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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