Large Hadron Collider
- Source of REAL mythology, old greeks made constellation myths based on their gods and heroes, why can't LHC quests for knowledge be an equally valid and stimulating myth/symbol basis for our modern culture? The five quests of Large Hadron Collider:
- Newton's unfinished business... What is mass?
- An invisible problem... What is 96% of the universe made of? (Dark Matter is one theory)
- Nature's favouritism... Why is there no more antimatter?
- Secrets of the Big Bang ... What was matter like within the first second of the Universe’s life?
- Hidden worlds... Do extra dimensions of space really exist?
Elements that didn't exist, or so...
- gnomium★ (1892) was a proposed element lighter than cobalt but otherwise chemically almost indistinguishable, conceived to explain the weird atomic weight sequence 56, 59, 59 from iron over cobalt to nickel, this "weird" sequence remained and gnomium was still not discovered, the atomic weight was later replaced with atomic numbers, erroneous theory
- wasium★ (1862) was a misidentified mixture of elements in Allanite-(Y) presumed to be a new element, confused analysis
- 41 the position in the periodic system occupied by niobium:
- 43 the position in the periodic system occupied by technetium:
- polinium (1828) was impure iridium, discovery failure
- ilmenium★ (1846) and pelopium★ (1847) was impure niobium, discovery failure
- davyum (1877) was a mixture of iridium, rhodium and iron, discovery failure
- lucium (1896) was yttrium, discovery failure
- nipponium (1908) was for a long time spurious, but in 2005 revealed to be rhenium, discovery failure
- masurium (1925) was a spurious transmutation that still has not been repeated, not reproduced