Skullfuck Science

Here be a chatlog about science!

To clarify, tk1138 is Mr. Dorman, and I am tehatlas. These are our base names in xfire, and I’ve got nicknames turned off to make things a bit cleaner. No more random “Hi, my name is balls” sort of names. Not any more, at least.

 

tk1138: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernicium
tk1138: why do they add synthetic elements to the table
tehatlas: O_o
tehatlas: *sigh
tehatlas: if they didn’t, half the table wouldn’t be there
tehatlas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_the_elements
tehatlas: WHAT THE GODDAMN FUCK
tehatlas: WHY GO TO THIS FIRST
tk1138: o_o
tehatlas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_table
tehatlas: Everything on this table that has a non-solid line is synthetic or created under laboratory conditions
tehatlas: Most of the from decay ones are built by forcibly decaying them
tk1138: very few of the synthetic ones are actually useful in any practical aplication
tehatlas: and all of these exist. THe periodic table is ordered by atomic number.
tehatlas: >____>
tehatlas: Most of those are useful at the nuclear level
tk1138: for what?
tehatlas: Anywawys, the ones from ununtrium up(the unnamed elements) are placeholders
tehatlas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrencium
tehatlas: reactions
tehatlas: einsteinium is created at teh same time as californium
tehatlas: adioactive transuranic element, californium is used in starting nuclear reactors, optimizing coal-fired power plants and cement production facilities (via online analyzers), medical treatment of cancer, and oil exploration via down hole well logging. It was first produced by bombarding curium with alpha particles (helium ions).
tehatlas: These elements exist
tehatlas: therefore they NEED to be categorized
tehatlas: that is the purpose of science
tehatlas: to understand
tehatlas: and figure out
tehatlas: Science is a continuing effort to discover and increase human knowledge and understanding through disciplined research. 
tehatlas: We know there is a high probably some of these higher end elements exist SOMEWHERE in teh universe.
tehatlas: We’re trying to figure out how to create them, testing them to figure out if they’re useful, and trying to find out if there are any of their isotopes that are distinctly moer stable than others
tehatlas: A chemical element is a pure chemical substance consisting of one type of atom distinguished by its atomic number, which is the number of protons in its nucleus.
tehatlas: From just knowing the definition, you know that there are more out there than we’ve got figured out.
tehatlas: Its not like there is a magic number at that makes 92(uranium) the largest natural element
tehatlas: duude, this is quite one sided.
tk1138: most of this sounds like research for the sake of research
tehatlas: …
tehatlas: RESEARCH FOR THE SAKE OF PROGRESS
tehatlas: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SCIENCE IS
tehatlas: GODDAMNIT
tk1138: science should first focus on thi ngs that will activly make human life better
tehatlas: ….
tehatlas: thats engineering
tehatlas: not science
tehatlas: Engineering is the application of science
tehatlas: science is just raw research and testing

Dorman’s Interlude:

Dorman: >_>

Also, as I’ve sort of made standard with my posts, have an image. More specifically, a wallpaper. The first two are completely insane, but look interesting. The second two are legit science based thinking, even if they expand on a message a bit too much.

 

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~ by Atlas Rune on February 28, 2010.

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