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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

Alohydrolium  
  The lightest metal.  

Moreover, it was made of Alohydrolium, which is the lightest of all metals, being one-eighth the weight of aluminum...

(Alohydrolim is a magnetic metal)...

From Ralph 124c 41 +, by Hugo Gernsback.
Published by Modern Electrics in 1911
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Compare to lux from The Black Star Passes (1930) by John W. Campbell, helio-beryllium from Out Around Rigel (1931) by Robert H. Wilson, sodaluminum from Exiles of the Moon (1931) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat) and harbenite from Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1929) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. And don't forget nothing from It was Nothing - Really! (1969) by Theodore Sturgeon.

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