IUPAC

Wild Ununquadium and Ununhexium appeared.

Researchers used IUPAC, it’s super effective; Wild elements were confirmed!

Such exciting news in the world of science with the confirmation of two new elements (114 and 116) in a no doubt intense review process between IUPAC and IUPAP.

However you wont be saying hello to these new elements anytime soon as they only exist for fleeting moments and are only born of collisions between other atoms (such as calcium, plutonium and curium), smashing around in labs and hidden behind thick doors.

It is important to note that these elements were not just found in some happy turn of fate. Years ago when the periodic table was being formed and tweaked these elements were proposed to be able to exist, and as such many curious scientist have attempted to make it so.
While Ununquadium and Ununhexium aren’t exactly the most eloquent and majestic of names, never fear because they won’t last long. The labs that created the elements get the prestigious honour of naming them.

On a lighter note though many science enthusiasts the world over would be rather upset, as this means a trip to the shops to purchase a more up to date periodic table.

For the news articles or the IUPAC journal article follow these links:
http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2011/06/09/2_new_elements_officially_added_to_periodic_table/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13699575
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/jun/09/2
http://iupac.org/publications/pac/pdf/asap/pdf/PAC-REP-10-05-01.pdf

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