This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace. Five years ago, Prisca Mayende's four-acre farm looked just like those around her: treeless and flat, it baked in the sun, lay fallow for periods, and lived on expensive fertilizers. Today, it stands out like an oasis. Show More Summary
For the first January in seven years, PBS is devoid of Downton Abbey, the addictive period piece/soap opera that, here in the U.S., gave public broadcasting cultural currency and a prime seat at the Emmy Awards table. With the show having ended its run nearly a year ago, PBS is ... More »
Nuclear chemist Dawn Shaughnessy pushes against the limits of matter.
A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos This is a concept that has always fascinated me, ever since reading some stuff about the Periodic Table of Elements. Check it out: Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as…
There are 118 elements on the periodic table, but it seems like only a handful of them get any attention. But just because you haven’t heard of an element doesn’t mean that it isn’t a vital part of everyday life. [SciShow] The post A Look at 8 Lesser-Known, Useful Elements [Science Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
The Premier League festive fixtures The Premier League dominates the global football world during the period of Christmas and New Year. Once again, in the latter days of 2016 and early days of 2017, it has been wall to wall coverage of the Premier League. Fans in England absolutely love the huge number of games […]
(Carnegie Institution for Science) Germanium may not be a household name like silicon, its group-mate on the periodic table, but it has great potential for use in next-generation electronics and energy technology. Of particular interest are forms of germanium that can be synthesized in the lab under extreme pressure conditions. Show More Summary
Liverpool sit second in the Premier League table in the post-Christmas period, a position that most supporters would have taken had it been offered before the start of the campaign. Their 40-point haul represents one of their best festive...Show More Summary
Desperate not to let the Christmas period interrupt your climbing plans? For those of you who can escape the dinner table and resist festive over-indulgence, try out this Christmas-themed UKC ticklist: Dear Santa. The most popular (UK-only) suggestions based on logbook ascents are listed below. How many have you done?
In North Korea's heavily militarised society, even learning the periodic table can be done at the barrel of a gun. "The young students enjoy it," said the assistant, picking up a model rifle and aiming it at the familiar table of elements projected on a screen about 10 feet away. Show More Summary
by Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner at NuFocus Strategic Group Two-and-a-half years ago, a friend and I were musing about the various elements of what we loosely called the Future of Work. We began to brainstorm on a white board what those...Show More Summary
British Columbia, Canada maker and University of Victoria chemistry professor Scott McIndoe (a.k.a. “makendo“) has created a colorful 3D periodic table lamp based on French geologist Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois‘ “Telluric Spiral.” The tutorials are available to view on Instructables. Show More Summary
The periodic table just got some new members, as the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has officially accepted new names for four elements. Element numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 will no longer be known by their placeholder...Show More Summary
awesomepharoah: Offering Table of Tjaenhesret, (priest of Djehuty) ca. 332–30 B.C.E, Ptolemaic Period
The periodic table is awesome all by itself, but Instructables contributor makendo has made it super awesome by turning it into this 3D Periodic Table Lamp “This instructable documents my efforts to reimagine a 3D periodic table of the elements, using modern making methods. Show More Summary
Everyone's favorite list of all the things that make up everything has just received four new additions.
The periodic table is getting a little bigger after scientists added the names of four new elements, completing the seventh row of the chart...
The latest additions to the periodic table were all named after significant people or places
Scientists have set the periodic table for the holidays with the names of four new elements.
Scientists with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have officially approved the names of four new elements, completing the seventh row of the periodic table. Read more...