New Chemical Element Created

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•39 Sep 27, 2012

After years of efforts, Japanese scientists claim to have finally synthesized element 113 on the periodic table, and if their findings are verified, it will mark the first time an Asian research team has had the honor of bestowing an official name on a new element. What do you think?

  • “Jeez. How many elements are scientists going to have before they’re happy?”

    Cliff Pfister –
    Avionics Technician

  • “But we still haven’t figured out what to do with copernicium.”

    Melanie Putynowski –
    Returned Goods Sorter

  • “I bet they’ll give it an Asian name then give it another Caucasian name, like Albert or Cindy.”

    Brianna Fowler –
    Cephalometric Analyst

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