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Element 115 'Discovered'

From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 02:42:53 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 09:13:11 -0500
Subject: Element 115 'Discovered'



Hello all:

Forgive me if this is old news for some of you.

A joint effort by Lawrence Livermore scientists and others from
the JINR in Dubna Russia have created a few precious atoms of
Element 115.

http://newton.ex.ac.uk/aip/latest.html

Don't let this line fool you however:

"The long lifetime observed for element 115 suggests that
physicists might be getting closer to the 'island of stability'"

This long lifetime is something in the order of 90 milliseconds,
just long enough to identify it by its immediate decay products.
(Don't try this at home.) They managed to produce four whole
atoms of the stuff.

Now try to imagine Bob Lazar taking a nice heavy lump of Element
115 home and plopping it on his kitchen table. Orange in color,
I think he said.

Lets be generous and say the _half_ life of e-115 is 90
milliseconds, and that Lazar borrowed, oh heck, a whole kilogram
of e-115 to play with.

90 milliseconds (ms) later, he has 500 grams left. another 90 ms
and its 250 grams... 30 half-lives later, he has less than a
microgram, lets say the eyelash off of a flea, and that's being
generous indeed.

What happens to the original mass? It decays over and over into
nuclear species to radioactive that they aren't found in nature.
I would _not_ want to be riding with Bob Lazar he took this
stuff home.

30 half lives? That's 30 x 90 milliseconds, or 2.7 seconds. Bob
must have driven home awful fast.

Others may judge how likely it is for Lazar or anyone to take
anything that radioactive out of the laboratories of "Area-51"
(or whatever) at the Nevada Test site, on a whim, unchallenged.

For more news on "Element 115", enter just that quote as a
Google search phrase. Its created quite a buzz in physics
circles. The first decay product seems to be element 113, making
the discovery a double header!


Best wishes

- Larry Hatch




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