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Your Periodic Table Is Officially Out Of Date

Your Periodic Table Is Officially Out Of Date

Scientists with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have officially approved the names of four new elements, completing the seventh row of the periodic table.

Japanese Physicists Win Naming Rights For Element 113

Japanese Physicists Win Naming Rights For Element 113

Japanese particle physicists just received a welcome New Year’s gift: they won the right to name the superheavy element they spent a dozen years trying to create in an accelerator laboratory. Added bonus: it’s the first a team of Asian physicists has had the honour of naming a new element.

Scientists Have Confirmed The Heaviest Metal Ever Observed: Ununseptium

Scientists Have Confirmed The Heaviest Metal Ever Observed: Ununseptium

An international team of researchers has just published a paper confirming the existence of element number 117 — ununseptium. It’s the heaviest element ever created, with an atom of ununseptium outweighing an atom of lead by 40 per cent. Make some room on your periodic table, there’s a new metal…