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Kosuke Morita, a researcher at Riken (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), who led a group that discovered element 113, poses for a photo with a periodic table of the elements at the institute in Wako, northwest of Tokyo, on Thursday. The element was named Nihonium and is the first element to be discovered in an Asian country. See story here.

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That's fantastic!

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I think the name they want is Gaijiniranaium

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hageium.

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Look at me-eum.

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Kosuke Morita, a researcher at Riken (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), who led a group that discovered element 113,

RIken? It's the same institute that gave us stap cells. I

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Professor Morita doesn't look very happy about it.

Or is that supposed to be a smile?

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The element was named Nihonium

What a ridiculous name to give to a new element, it just sounds weird. On top of that, boy what a lack of creativity.

I mean, they are telling us that the best they could up with for a name of this new element is the Japanese word for Japan with -ium at the end? Give me a break. I wonder if their brain smoked after such an effort. Why not naming it based on some important characteristic of this element?

And it is difficult not to see some nationalism also pushing for deciding for this name, which makes the all thing quite sad...

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I used to teach some of the Riken guys in Wako for a while. There were some super interesting people amongst them, they were great to have a conversation with. One gentleman completely blew my mind explaining quantum theory. Another guy told me very matter of factly that he had the ability to see dead people all the time, and that they wandered the streets much like everyone else did. That was wild.

Great work, folks.

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What a ridiculous name to give to a new element, it just sounds weird. On top of that, boy what a lack of creativity.

It seems some people have been inhaling too much Complainium.

As been reported on the BBC, the new names of discovered elements are: nihonium (with the symbol Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og). There is nothing at all wrong with any of the chosen names.

Let these people enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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"the best they could up with for a name of this new element is the Japanese word for Japan with -ium at the end? Give me a break. I wonder if their brain smoked after such an effort."

“Moscovium is in recognition of the Moscow region and honors the ancient Russian land that is the home of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, where the discovery experiments were conducted using the Dubna Gas-Filled Recoil Separator in combination with the heavy ion accelerator capabilities of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions.

Tennessine is in recognition of the contribution of the Tennessee region, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, to superheavy element research”

To sum up, this showcases tremendous creativity by both Americans and Russians; how fitting that the new elements bare the names of the two respective discoverers.

But, Nihonium?!

How pretentious of the little toerags? Who da hell they think they are????

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This is being discovered by Riken, someone said on a different thread "Hontoism?" in Japanese it's like "really?". that was really good.

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