Livermorium and flerovium could soon occupy the 114 and 116 spots on the periodic table of the elements. The names for the elements, which were synthesized a decade ago, were announced Thursday by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
12/02/2011 03:46 pm
Well, there was a new element. Element 117, the last holdout in the last row of the periodic table, existed briefly in a Russian atom smasher. It's the fifth new element discovered this decade.
04/07/2010 08:23 pm