Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's Elemental

Stop the presses: three new elements have been named.

I enjoy science, tremendously. I admit I have quite a bit to learn about it, and I often spend hours reading up on topics prior to exploring them in school. I am okay with that.

I don't understand the use of these new elements. They are large and unstable, not found in nature and can only be created in a lab. So what are they for? They also apparently change the atomic weights of other elements, so the periodic table will need to be revised and updated.

Strange. If someone knows that the big deal is, please leave it in the comments. I feel like I am missing out on the rush of discovery...

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