Material with all the properties of heavier metals, but lighter. (Read the full article)

"This is illuminating: --- "electric and magnetic forces in all the orders above the ultronic; that is to say, the sub-electronic, the electronic, the atomic and the molecular". --- Clearly, Nowlan saw a place for at least two levels ("orders") of particles or radiation underneath the electron, which is about where standard chemistry stops, the electron being the smallest particle of chemical consequence. Which means he would readily entertain notions like quarks and quantum foam. Wouldn't it be fun if we could really manipulate quantum foam - "ultronics" - to create new forms of matter - "synthetic elements", as he called his ultron and inertron - that didn't rely on structures of atoms containing such baryons (heavy particles) as protons and neutrons? Imagine a crystalline form of quantum foam - that would have to be very like his "ultron", incredibly light yet compact. Hmmm - how does one get quantum foam to form electro-magnetic bonds, I wonder? Without them, there'd be no mechanical strength, elasticity etc."
(Yo! 7/18/2010 5:48:30 PM )
"If a material can't form chemical bonds (which utilize electrons) then that material can't interact with normal matter."
(MrTolliver 6/4/2011 3:04:47 AM )

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