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Livermore Lab team discovers six new elements

Original post made on Apr 17, 2012

Dawn Shaughnessy and her team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are pushing the boundaries of the physical world, discovering the heaviest elements the world has ever known.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:56 AM

Comments

Posted by Ruby Rod, a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Turns out the fifth element was love. Who'd have guessed?


Posted by Casanova, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I wonder if there will be protests from the usual brain dead anti lab aging hippies.
They want the lab closed at any cost....makes you wonder when they'll start picketing hospitals and universities since they have nuclear material on site.


Posted by Bill, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Element 118 was made circa 2006. Californium (Cf) bombarded with Calcium (Ca) ions.