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A new element is born. An international team of scientists based in Germany today revealed the creation of an as-yet unnamed element by bombarding lead and nickel atoms in an accelerator -- bringing the periodic table's total to 110. The creation of this new man-made element took ten years and became a competitive joust between the group based in Germany -- which eventually won -- and American scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, working with Russian colleagues at a research center in Dubna, Russia. Now comes the hard part: finding an appropriate name.Post your opinion on theScience & Technologybulletin board.