Nobelium Zone

The element Nobelium was discovered in 1963. It is a radioactive metal, and only a few atoms of Nobelium have ever been made. It has a half-life of only 58 minutes – this means that if you were to be given a large quantity of the element, in less than one hour your Nobelium atoms would have reduced by half.

In this general science zone you’ll meet one scientist finding ways to keep antibiotics working by removing bad DNA from bacteria, another building a system to create messages that motivate people to make positive changes in their behaviour, and another working with lots of different disease causing organisms and changing how they work. Another scientist in this zone studies the effects of radiation on high temperature superconductors and another investigates, models and monitors the air that we breathe, and predicts what it will be like in the future!

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