November 1, 2009

really scarey

I was surprised to see a major swell of traffic coming to my blog from Egypt, all finding their way here with the google search phrase "new elements around us" - hundreds of hits. Perhaps there was an article in an Egyptian journal that sparked an interest in this spooky topic. I'm hoping an Egyptian will write and enlighten us.

What a terrifying concept though: that the spaces between the elements on the periodic table could be tweeked nanotechnologically to make new elements : "isolated crystals of existing elements can be made to turn on or off characteristics of neighboring elements of the periodic table". here.

I hope I'm not alone in feeling goosepimples over that.

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