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Boffins have found fresh evidence for the existence of the new, super-heavy element ununpentium, known to gamers as the element found in meteorites in games like Call of Duty and Tomb Raider. Periodic table up to date in May 2013 The element with atomic number 115 has no official name yet, but its temporary moniker is …
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>> I would like to subscribe to your periodical.
Put an offer on the table then...
Strikes me that your interest will wane very quickly since Unobtainium's shelf-life is somewhat limited.
> I would like to subscribe to your periodical.
A few more like you, and you'll have the nucleus of a group.
I'll go for a bid of 119 - that's going to get all of those theorists going (hey work where work comes)
>I would like to subscribe to your periodical.
Yes, definitely something to keep an ion.
"I would like to subscribe to your periodical"
I'll need to red flag that comment.
Of course, it's really called Elerium.
So the Americans will either be calling it 'ununpentum' or 'elerum' then?
"So the Americans will either be calling it 'ununpentum' or 'elerum' then?"
No, we will call it 'Gus'. Gus is a nice, friendly, easy to pronounce name.
If it's not called Elerium, I'll be very dissapointed with the scientific community.
I am dissapointed with el reg though, for mentioning call of duty and tomb raider, but not the classic game that revolvd around it.
Agreed. Seriously guys, did none of you play UFO: Enemy Unkown? Massive geek failure.
Fortunately this new element will be fairly easy to acquire with practice.
Fire teams and proximity grenades cover the doors, double-tap Blaster Bomb takes out the wall and then the command staff, assault team flies through the hole and flushes out the rest.
Icon: Blaster Bomb demonstration
I always preferred to fire the blaster bomb straight up, over the top and down through the roof into the control room.
Lol guess which game I'm currently playing :)
Still annoys the **** out of me when an Etheriel takes over one of my team and proceeds to blow the rest away!!
We all have our own style, because I sent in men I went through the wall to limit the number of sides you were vulnerable from, but the slam-dunk has its charm.
Cool - if I can't have my Flying Car, I can at least console myself with a Flying Suit.
Srsly? A jpg for text? *shudder*
While I agree with what you're saying, a table/div based approach would take considerably more time than an <img> tag and could easily cause havok with rendering between different browsers, especially on mobile devices when you consider El'Reg's fixed width layout.
Since they have gone with a jpg, a click-through larger image should have been included though.
Or... you know... PNG?
Surely Intel must have copyrighted/trade-marked anything of the format <something>Pentium?
Oh, maybe not - they're not Apple...
Perhaps they could placate the corporation by christening the new element Intelium, in their honour?
Apple already had the patent cover for this, claiming that the edge of the nucleus had 'rounded corners'...
Laugh all you want, but it was Intel, not Apple, who tried to patent a lowercase 'i'
"... since it's highly unstable and has an extremely short half-life..."
Most of our politicians comply with the first description: now, how do we get them to match the second..?
They do match the second, but they start out as such monumental cocks, that even with a short half-life and many years, they're still monumental cocks!
Bombarding them with high-speed lead particles is the traditional way!
(Don't try this at home, kids!)
So what will this eventually be? RussAmericonium perhaps?
With valuable research dollars at a premium, seems to me that unless someone can predict with at least some degree of certainty that Islands of Stability actually do exist in these never-never regions then it's a bit of a waste of time.
Elements that don't exist long enough to even determine their chemical properties aren't really much practical use of (except to those with excessively large research budgets).
"Elements that don't exist long enough to even determine their chemical properties aren't really much practical use of (except to those with excessively large research budgets)."
Their use is as stepping stones to the next elements and on towards the next Island of Stability.
"next Island of Stability" Next? Where? Unless you mean H, He and up.
Damn long steps too, it's ~50 years since such stability was first predicted and the prediction isn't an iota better.
Let's call it Snowdenium.
You can't really run an X-COM operation without it!
this is the element supposedly powering the flying discs secretly kept at the S4 facility. something to do with the amplification of the gravity A wave apparently.
I'm currently researching the Element Unobtainum but am having difficulty getting research funds.
Unobtainum when used in AMD Processors would when used as a quad gate manufacturing process would result in CPU's that can run at 15Ghz+ at room temp and would output (not consume ) about 70w
Just enough for a raspberry pi to be self powered
No! we are not going to call it Roswellium
Its called "Boo"
The element of surprise.....
Will get my coat ;-0
>The element of surprise.....
Soon we shall be able to synthesis Naquadah. And then we can make stargates!
... that I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of purest Green?
It's more of a splat...
Although it sounds small, a 200ms half-life for something this heavy is actually quite long. As J.G.Harston points out, this is one of the little reefs around the "island of stability" that is expected to exist at even higher atomic weights.
Handy for fly fishing too.
> expected to exist
For some values of "expected", I reckon.
Element 119 is the item popular in UFOlogy, and only one with a very large nucleus, all these elements produced in labs are very light variations, and you need to remember this when talking about the decay and usability of a heavy element created in a lab.
There are a number of scientists who believe in the possibility of more stable elements, but they would have to be forged in some very specific environments, usefulness of them? who knows
Of course, everybody knows the best environment for creating exotic and useful materials is to forge them in the heart of a dying star, so we'll just have to set up shop next to one of those and we'll be set!
Why can't it be called Playmonautium - in honour of our drowned hero.
You need to stop doing that with your headlines.
I hadn't seen that - can we call it tissuenium now please?