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|"WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS THAT WERE DEPICTED ACCURETLY AND UNACCURATELY IN THIS FICTION?"|
(ASASA 7/17/2005 1:22:19 AM )
|"Interesting to note that modern high eenergy density research is looking at H4 and O8 (like sulphur rings)"|
( 7/10/2006 4:00:30 PM )
|"Actually pentavalent nitrogen has been known for a long time. Here is a reference to a paper in 1930:
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1930 April 15; 16(4): 288–293.
PENTAVALENT NITROGEN IN ORGANIC COMPOUNDS*
Wilder D. Bancroft and C. E. Barnett"|
(The Pixie 12/19/2007 8:00:42 AM )
|"Properly speaking, Doc Smith never came up with this idea; it was someone else. He developed the (never explained) duodecaplyatomate explosive, a chemical explosive with the energy of a nuclear weapon."|
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