Element 115 may be, according to our more distinguished Internet cranks, the key to understanding how the ultra-secret "Black World" builds spacecraft capable of manipulating spacetime and gravity. As a superheavy element, it generates its own gravity A field in addition to the gravity B field native to all matter. Even though the gravity A wave extends only infinitesimally beyond the perimeter of the atom, this is enough to give us access to it—and once the gravity A wave is accessed, it can be amplified just like any other electromagnetic wave.
When amplified and focused on the desired destination, the gravity A wave will create the spacetime distortion required for practical interstellar travel. Distant spaces can be brought into close proximity and the space in between simply bypassed.
Ununpentium, hypermassive and yet far stabler than the lighter superheavy elements, is the key to controlling these gravitational warp forces. Amplifying ununpentium's gravity A field makes it possible to overcome the sun's weaker but more pervasive gravity B field. An aircraft reactor fueled with ununpentium would be capable of anti-gravity propulsion.
Can this actually be done? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, the B-2 stealth bomber is equipped with an electro-gravitic propulsion system in addition to the conventional jets it retains for take-off and landing. This explains why our Northrop B-2s cost an astonishing two billion dollars apiece. Anti-gravity doesn't come cheap.
Obviously, such advanced technology is far beyond our current technological capability. Where, then, did these engines come from? Informed speculation is that they were copied from the crashed S4 spacecraft currently secretly held by the government at its Groom Lake complex. This also explains how they obtained a ready supply of ununpentium, an element that does not occur naturally on Earth, but may well be plentiful in outer space, where the rules of physics are different.
Are you following all this? Good. Now I've got a bridge I want to sell you.
© 2002 by Michael Swanwick and SCIFI.COM.