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Test puts pedal to heavy metal

From Tampa, at a meeting of the American Physical Society

Cosmic atom factories crank out gold and other heavy elements faster than scientists had suspected. So say physicists who have made the first measurement ever of the half-life of the isotope nickel-78.

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