What is the symbol for Unobtainium?

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Offline Geezer

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What is the symbol for Unobtainium?
« on: 20/09/2009 17:37:26 »
and what is its atomic number?

Can't seem to find it anywhere in the periodic table.
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« Reply #1 on: 20/09/2009 19:43:16 »
I think that's a core question in physics.. [;D]

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What is the symbol for Unobtainium?
« Reply #2 on: 20/09/2009 22:14:22 »
OOS standing for out of stock.
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« Reply #3 on: 21/09/2009 00:41:09 »
That's why it's called unobtainium!

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What is the symbol for Unobtainium?
« Reply #4 on: 21/09/2009 01:03:50 »
Ununbium, symbol Uub, atomic number 112, is the nearest sounding I can find.

With a half life of less than 10 minutes you'll have a hard time getting you hands on some.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ununbium
   

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« Reply #5 on: 21/09/2009 07:01:36 »
Don't think that's it. I heard unobtainium has a half life of 0.05 femtosecond.
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« Reply #6 on: 21/09/2009 17:30:50 »
Yes! That's it DiscoverDave. I'm so relieved to know I didn't just imagine it.  [;D]
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« Reply #7 on: 21/09/2009 17:55:52 »
Have you not seen the film The Core?

Its a joke material that the outer shell of the vehicle was made with and just as Laura stated it don't exist.

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« Reply #8 on: 21/09/2009 18:13:20 »
Just because you can't obtain something, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Fact is often stranger than fiction.

(Don't think I've seen The Core. I may have to rent it!)
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« Reply #9 on: 21/09/2009 19:24:45 »
"Fact is often stranger than fiction."
That's because fiction has to make sense.
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« Reply #10 on: 21/09/2009 19:41:11 »
"Fact is often stranger than fiction."
That's because fiction has to make sense.


You do realize this is the Chat board?
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« Reply #11 on: 22/09/2009 17:11:35 »
Have you not seen the film The Core?

Its a joke material that the outer shell of the vehicle was made with and just as Laura stated it don't exist.

The Core was released in 2003. Unobtainium has (or hasn't) been around for a lot longer that that. I first heard about it in 1982. According to Wikipedia, the name goes back to the 1950's.
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« Reply #12 on: 23/09/2009 22:40:19 »
Is this element in the same series as outofstockium and can be made into the compound fucnose?
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« Reply #13 on: 23/09/2009 23:10:55 »
More comic compounds can be found here ... http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/sillymolecules/sillymols.htm