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What about vibranium?
But are not most new elements just made up nowadays?
When I watch a movie that includes some new element, I immediately think: That can't be because there are no gaps and bigger elements are not stable. So, I just imagine that the "element" is really a molecule of existing elements. Transparent aluminum does exist -- but it's aluminum oxide and it's called sapphire.
Its' nice to now learn that there is a stability island out there that might include the "currently' sci-fi elements. Thanks for giving my imagination another place to vacation.
Wanders if anyone else clocked the iron ingot, instead of the mentioned netherite ingot in the intro
These fusions of elements that create "new" elements that have existences of nano seconds is exactly why we should stop wasting trillions of dollars trying to create "new" elements. They blow apart so quickly because they aren't designed to exist in the first place. The fact they are even listed on the chart is hubris at its finest.
Isn’t kryptonite the solid form of krypton gas?
One use for elements in the island is that they'd logically make extraordinarily good shielding due to their extreme density, which would be fantastic for nuclear science, fission and fusion power generation, and space travel.
Just for 'scientific' purposes.. Adamantium is an alloy of Vibranium + Steel ;)
I have a feeling the next breakthrough as far as new elements are concerned is going to have less to do with an island of stability among heavier elements and more to do with insight into the working of quarks and the creation of new subatomic particles. Who knows what strange elements we may find some day.
"Technetos-on" just means "artificial" in Greek.
Hey, sci-fi writers, instead of making up a fictional element just use Technetium for now.
"Jesse, I know what we are going to do"
you forgot obamium
Element zero aka neutronium exists under the conditions of high gravity
“Netherite” broke me
NETHERİTE WTH LMFAO
Hard to discover, basically