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Italian Studio Nucleo Crystallizes Ancient Pieces of Oak into Precious Stools

The Italian design collective has been developing their simple technique over a period of several years. While they have previously submerged completed wooden tables and chairs, their new designs use centenarian logs. Akin to polished stones or fossils,

News Post: Small Packages

Tycho: There is a very fixed menu of ingredients at Taco Bell; it can be conceived of as an alternative to the standard Periodic Table, whose quasi-edible permutations constitute a distinct flavorverse. Far Cry 4 has a similar catalog of “elements,” like Honey Badger, Falcon, Tuk-Tuk, Assault Rifle, Boar, and so on. Show More Summary

Uniformitarian or Paretoist

A uniformitarian view is that everything is equally important. For example, there are 118 elements in the periodic table, so all 118 are equally important to know about. The Pareto principle would say that importance is usually very unevenly distributed. The universe is essentially hydrogen and helium, with a few other elements sprinkled in. From […]

‘Reactions’ Explains the Carl Sagan Quote ‘We Are Made of Star Stuff’ and How Stars Form the Elements

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous quote “We are made of star stuff,” by explaining how the different elements on the periodic table are forged by stars, and how those elements came to form us. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Wanted: Graphic Designer Who Seeks Better Living Through Chemistry

Do you have a longstanding fascination with the periodic table? Do you remain confident in the power of space-age polymers? Are you surrounded by limiting reagents? If so (and even if not), you might consider seeking a better living through chemistry as an art director for the American Chemical Society. Show More Summary

Ptable Provides an In-Depth, Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

If you're a student hoping to conquer chemistry—or just like chemistry as a hobby—web site Ptable gives you a browser based periodic table that lets you view element information, properties, orbitals, isotopes, and even possible compounds in interactive visualizations. Read more...

Sins of My Lawn: Putt-Putt at Machu Picchu by Allen Bush

2 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

  I confess: I keep a lawn. Call me heathen. I know lawns are environmentally suspect, but mine doesn’t ask for much. I’ve applied nothing from the periodic table that screams Skull and Crossbones. And I won’t plow this spit of land for the sake of butterfly weeds or bee pollinators. I’ve got plenty of […]

Periodic table of unspeakable horrors tee

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Ape Lad writes, "I've got a shirt on woot featuring unspeakable horrors, phobias, and fears, from Hell to Nosferatu. I also threw in a few less traditional phobias like expired bacon and ugly undead quakers, for good measure." Read the rest

Periodic Table of Elements Cake

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Redditor YesImAtWork posted a picture of his nephew’s birthday cake, which recreates the periodic table of the elements. His nephew is six years old. How much does a six-year-old boy know about the elements? You might be surprised: (YouTube link) Yes, this child has a series of YouTube videos telling us about the elements, 32 of them so far. Show More Summary

A Bunch of US High-Schoolers Broke the Paper Airplane World Record

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A 'science' project for high school kids normally involves making a poster of the periodic table, or perhaps torching things with a small gas burner if your science teacher is a bit Walter White. If you're also a cadet with the Civil Aviation Patrol, on the other hand, you can make a computer-controlled, record-breaking paper airplane. Read more...

Milestone in chemical studies of superheavy elements: Superheavy element and carbon atom bonded for first time

A chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom has been established for the first time. This research opens new vistas for studying the effects of Einstein's relativity on the structure of the periodic table.

FCC Chairman Wheeler: Title II Is On The Table

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

In the final moments of the FCC’s public comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning net neutrality, there was a spike in input regarding precisely how bad regulating ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 would be. To summarize the corporate response: Oh god, please no. Please. Read More

Know What Chemical Elements Are Inside Your Smartphone? A Good Chunk of the Periodic Table

Ever wonder what that mini monolithic-shaped computer you carry around in your pocket is made of? Gallium? Check. Arsenic? Check. Lead and tin? Check and check. Good thing all that is safely housed inside and you’re not gonna eat it for lunch. Hot on the tail of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement, the American Chemical […]

Crowdfund the translation of new Science Fiction from China, and more!

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A project looking to translate award-winning sci-fi from Chinese writers spearheads this week's look at crowdfunding, but that's not all - there's a short movie about Bears learning to use fire, a card game about the Periodic table and a lot more. Read more...

The periodic table of web design

Smart web development agencies follow a standard process when designing new websites, starting from the client’s brief and moving smoothly and logically through a variety of steps to website launch and maintenance. The way to achieve this is all down to being able to visualize and verbalize the web design process effectively. Of course all web […]

Observed: The Periodic Table

3 months agoArts : Design Observer

William Drenttel collected everything could get his hands on regarding the design and execution of the periodic table, and it's on view.

U.S. is Entering the Next Couple of Years with One Distinct Advantage

The U.S. is entering the forecast period set out in the accompanying table with one distinct advantage. It is lowering its dependence on foreign sources of energy.

A Hip-Hop Periodic Table by Pop Chart Lab Featuring 223 Naturally Occurring, Never-Word-Slurring Artists

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Pop Chart Lab has created a hip-hop periodic table in association with the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta. It features “223 naturally occurring, never-word-slurring artists in all, from N(as) and (Dr) Dre to (Mf) Doom and (A$)AP Rocky to (D)rake and Snoop D-O-(gg).” Signed and numbered prints are available to purchase online. Featuring color-coded labels […]

Science Museum Turns Lockers into a Giant Periodic Table

While visiting the Nagoya City Science Museum, Twitter user Kantaku noticed something very cool: the coin lockers. Read more...

This Is What Your Stomach Does To A Cheeseburger To Digest It

Video: The Periodic Table of Videos is one of my favourite YouTube channels. It’s fascinating to delve into their library and find jewels like this: “What happens when you dunk a cheeseburger in concentrated hydrochloric acid?” Hydrochloric acid is one of the compounds in your stomach. More »      

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