Epic Science/Twitter Win: Yumium 117
OK, I admit I’m like a nerd without the credentials (American Studies BA instead of a Physics or Chem BS), but I must say I was especially pleased with a certain clever re-Tweet I earned myself today. As many of you may know, Russian scientists (in concert with some Americans) have collided particles together in a successful effort to recreate a new, super heavy element numbered 117 and temporarily called Ununseptium.
Well, as the team prepares to give it a final name, Wired Science’s Twitter has been helping out by polling followers on what they think the name should be. I contributed my thought, which got a solid re-Tweet from my all-time favorite magazine.
Click through for images and Epic Victory!
In any respect, it’s quite clear that Yumium is the best possible name and would be particularly solid if it turns out that 117 is tasty and reproducible with a solid shelf life.