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Offline pete_inthehills

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If you could discover a new element....
« on: 09/08/2007 12:32:23 »
what would you call it and what would its properties be?

I'm thinking of discovering hooverium, a pale crystalline material, solid at room temperature and naturally attracts small particles of dust.



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« Reply #1 on: 09/08/2007 12:57:32 »
Since all elements that can theoretically exist that are lighter than Uranium have now been discovered, it would have to be a transuranic element, and thus almost certainly highly radioactive (if a transuranic element were to be discovered that did not decay in a fairly short space of time, one would have to ask why there was not more of it around - but it would indeed be a very significant discovery).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/08/2007 19:41:53 »
who said scientists don't have a sense of humour?

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« Reply #3 on: 09/08/2007 23:34:45 »
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A sense of humour is the ability to experience humour, a quality which all people share, although the extent to which an individual will personally find something humorous depends on a host of absolute and relative variables
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« Reply #4 on: 10/08/2007 17:36:36 »
I'd call it something like Wottarottencite  :D
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/08/2007 22:10:06 »
there is a mineral called cummingtonite which kept me and my classmates amused in our first year at uni.

http://www.galleries.com/minerals/silicate/cummingt/cummingt.htm

although if I was now naming minerals, it'd have to be chickentonite...

hmmm....perhaps I should have put this comment under geology...

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« Reply #6 on: 10/08/2007 22:53:12 »
UN-UNBELIEVEABLE OR UN-UNAMD
 

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« Reply #7 on: 10/08/2007 23:26:36 »
I'd call it "mydearwatson"
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/08/2007 23:59:24 »
I would call it"FAMEANDFORTUNE" and with my new fortune i would buy an Island and call it STABABILITY.
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