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Fraser
2008-Jan-31, 12:20 AM
US researchers have used a new and innovative method to create, trap and study the illusive helium-8 isotope. Helium-8, containing six neutrons and only two protons, is the most neutron rich substance we can create on Earth and until now, we have been unable to accurately characterize it. Through the use of a "laser trap", [...]

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Noclevername
2008-Jan-31, 02:35 AM
US researchers have used a new and innovative method to create, trap and study the illusive helium-8 isotope.

<Nitpick> elusive </Nitpick>

...Unless, of course, you're building a space modulator. ;)