Happy New Year everyone, let’s talk about Nuclear Bombs. The threat of Nuclear annihilation has been in the public consciousness for quite a while, as the tech behind such weapons becomes more advanced, so is the possibility of a more powerful arms race. This is one of the concerns after Japanese scientist’s synthesized element 113.
What is element 113 I hear you ask? This is the atomic number for Ununtrium and is an extremely radioactive synthetic element that can only be created in a laboratory. It also contains elements of plutonium with the added feature of being able to emit more radiation. So far scientists have found the element to be not stable enough for it to be implemented into anything such as nuclear bombs.
Japan have pushed ahead and aspires to be a world leader in nuclear research, this ambition could be in part be down to the 1945 attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which killed an estimated 129,000 people. This attack has been the only use of nuclear weapons to date. Scientific research is essential and I hope the proper safeguards are put in place to protect against any notion that one day these elements can be used for weapons with the aim of world carnage.