Russian scientists have obtained the colossal pressure of 5,000,000 atmospheres under laboratory conditions, the weekly journal Ogonek reported. One atmosphere is the pressure of 14 pounds per square inch, which the world’s air envelope exerts at sea level. The journal, quoted Tass, said that a new scientific method had been used in obtaining the five million figure. It would enable scientists to understand processes taking place in the earth’s depths, on the planets and stars and would help to create new materials having unprecedented properties.