Monday – the oscar for newest chemical element goes to…

Copernicum! Previously known as ununbium and found at the very bottom of the periodic table with all the other man-made elements. Copernicum has the atomic number 112, was only officially accepted by IUPAC last month and is named after the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus…

…who first suggested that the planets orbit our Sun. Have a look here for some really interesting info about how new elements are being created at GSI in Germany.

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One Response to “Monday – the oscar for newest chemical element goes to…”

  1. HO Says:

    How about the Oscar for best Scientific Journal? Which one do you think is best. We’re debating this on our blog. http://cbt20.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/an-oscar-cagegory-for-the-best-proteomics-journal/

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