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Don't blink: You might miss the newest element

October 23, 2006

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CHEMISTRY A new atomic element -- the heaviest known so far -- has made a fleeting debut, scientists from California and Russia announced last week. The collaborators created element 118 by bombarding californium atoms with calcium atoms in a Russian cyclotron machine. Over the course of two several-month experimental runs, each one blasting more than 10 to the power of ... (Full article: 516 words)

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