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Element 117 is unofficially named ununseptium which is Latin for 117. Flickr/Larry

Something new and superheavy at the periodic table

The hunt for long-lived superheavy elements has taken another leap forward now we’ve confirmed the existence of Element 117, also known as ununseptium. It was first seen briefly by a team of US and Russian…
A world-first image with implications for everything from quantum computing to microbiology. Kielpinksi Group/Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Snapping an atom’s shadow? Now that’s a first

As the image above illustrates, my colleagues and I at Griffith University have been able to photograph the shadow of an atom for the first time – the culmination of five years of work by our team. The…