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Physics Achieve What Alchemy Could Not, Turning Lead Into Gold (Infographic)

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First Posted: May 16, 2013 06:13 PM EDT

The legendary feat of turning lead into gold was actually impossible by alchemic means, even with the possession of the magical philosophers stone - except if they actually used the same high-tech machinery that is used today to actually make it happen. You just need a special nuclear reactor or a particle accelerator, which enables a process called transmutation of atomic elements.

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