The periodic table of tech

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101. MendeleviumSince only small amounts of mendelevium have ever been produced, it currently has no uses outside of basic scientific research.

102. NobeliumLittle is known about nobelium, and it has no uses outside of research.

103. Lawrencium has been produced in only tiny amounts and isn’t used commercially outside of research.

104. Rutherfordium has a short half-life and has been produced in only small quantities.

105. DubniumNamed after Dubna, Russia, where it was discovered, dubnium is radioactive and considered harmful, and is only for research purposes.

106. SeaborgiumOnly a few atoms of seaborgium have ever been made.

107. Bohrium is currently for research purposes only.

108. HassiumNot enough hassium has been produced for mainstream commercial use. It’s for scientific research only.

109. Meitnerium is synthetic and radioactive, and used only for scientific research.

110. DarmstadtiumAnother synthetic, radioactive element used exclusively for scientific research.

111. Roentgenium is radioactive, harmful, and synthetic. It’s used for research.

112. Copernicium is used only in scientific research.

113. UnuntriumFun fact—ununtrium is only the temporary name for this element. Ununpentium (115), ununseptium (117), and ununoctium (118) are also temporary names. Because two research teams have submitted claims to ununtrium's discovery recently, a name has yet to be determined. This is another research-only element.

114. Flerovium was discovered in 1998 and officially got its name in May 2012. It’s a radioactive element and used only in research.

115. UnunpentiumLike elements 113, 117, and 118, ununpentium is just a temporary name, although this synthetic element has been discovered and reproduced. It is being used in research.

116. LivermoriumLike Flerovium (114), livermorium recently dropped its old moniker and accepted its official name in May 2012. It is used only in research.

117. Ununseptium is a synthetic radioactive metal that has been produced in minute amounts. The first atoms of this element weren’t created until 2009, and it hasn’t been officially named yet.

118. UnunoctiumThis synthetic element was believed to have been discovered in 2002, but in 2011 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry determined that it didn't have enough evidence to accept the findings as the discovery of this element. Therefore, this element remains unnamed and possibly undiscovered.

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