It has been the goal of scientists and pseudo-scientific alchemists since the age of antiquity but now scientists from the Russian Federation can claim that they have created technology that is capable of altering the protons of individual atoms to change their elemental form.
A spokesman, Vladislav Karbanov broke the sensational news to the world at a press conference in Geneva. Mr. Karbanov claimed that Russian scientists have been working on the technology since the early 1990s, but the true architects of the technology are the renowned chemists, Tamara Sahno and Victor Kurashov who made major breakthroughs in 2013 and obtained a patent for the technology in 2015.
Karbanov briefly explained to members of the press how the technology works. He said that three components were required in the process. The first is nuclear waste (or ore) and the second was a form of valency metal such as vanadium, chromium or manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper or zinc (with iron being preferable as it is the least costly). The final ingredient is perhaps the most surprising; iron and sulphur reducing bacterial species. These bacteria are selected for their activity levels, their resistance to radiation and their adaptation to a heavily salted solution.
The bacteria are suspended in the nuclear waste which they then process in the presence of the valency elements in a sealed container. Karbanov claimed that the transmutation process begins immediately, but it takes a period of two to three weeks before the correct elements are obtained. The process is completed when the created isotopes are stable. According to Karbanov, this technology will be ready to use on an industrial scale within a matter of months.
Karbanov did not downplay the immense historical significance of this announcement, saying; “It is still too early to grasp the economic and civilizational significance of this development and technology. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this discovery is a veritable revolution which is going to open a new chapter in the technological progress.” While the primary intention of this new technology is to create the fuel required to power space crafts, it is evident that the potential applications are limitless. Karbonov told the audience that this discovery could have major implications for the energy sector, medicine, industry and would perhaps even help to launch new industries which could be used for the betterment of humanity.