Monoatomic metals present a unique opportunity for laymen to follow a discovery; or in this case a rediscovery, from its infancy. This is really cutting edge stuff. It seems to be as important to biology as it is to superconductivity. Is anyone else following these discoveries? The first metal we reduced to a non metalic silicate is gold. As it turns out, the "philosopher's stone" is quite real indeed. Just as interesting as the materials are themselves are the archeological implications. We are ourselves rediscovering what may well be antediluvian technologies. Monoatomic materials will change human life and civilization more than metals and plastics combined.