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Four elements from the lower right-hand corner of the periodic table will have new names. A document outlining the proposals was drafted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, chemistry's governing body. Rules dictate that a new element may be named after a) a mythological concept or character (including an …

That's Ts for Tennessine.

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Thanks, I was wondering. I knew Tc couldn't be right, as that stands for Technetium.

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Ts for Tennessine

Tc is Technetium

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It's fixed - can you please email corrections@theregister.co.uk if you spot anything wrong so we can fix things right away. Ta.

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It's fixed - can you please email corrections@theregister.co.uk if you spot anything wrong so we can fix things right away. Ta.

No, Ta stands for Tantalum.

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more like 'Tu' for 'Tauntalum'

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always good for educational value

Thanks to this story, today I learned that Nihon is the semi-official word for what we call Japan. Like many, I always thought it was Nippon (and it sorta is. See link for disambiguation or possibly FURTHER ambiguation as the case may be). My research enabled me to learn the differences between and story behind the whole Nihon/Nippon/Japan thing.

I am now ever so slightly more enlightened than before. Thanks, Reg. This is one of the reasons I come here.

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Or you could read John Rain novels and learn about Nihon AND hand-to-hand fighting. :)

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"today I learned that Nihon is the semi-official word for what we call Japan"

thanks for the link as well. I had no idea that 'Yamato' was an ancient name for Japan.

the kanji for 'Nihon' literally mans 'sun source' from what I understand. The 'hon' kanji can also mean 'book' and is part of the word 'hontou' meaning 'true' and so on. Lots of words seem to have the 'hon' kanji in them.

I'm not an expert, though, I just have an interest in it.

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Tennessine

but in base 8 it is Octarine ;-)

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Element 115 (Moscovium) is the one the UFO people believe that powers the UFOs.

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