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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 »      

Periodic Table of Elements Blanket

Warm yourself with science! This Periodic Table of Elements Blanket will keep you warm and you will be in your element. In fact, you will be in all of them. Aside from keeping you toasty, it makes a nice decorative element in your home. It will show everyone your geeky side. Periodic Table of Elements […]

Periodic Table of The Elements Shower Curtain

Use your time in the bathroom to study some serious science, when you hang this Periodic Table of The Elements Shower Curtain. Science and showering just go together. This geeky shower curtain measures 60 inches wide x 72 inches tall. It is made of 100% polyester. Pay attention when you shower. There will be a […]

Guantanamo's New Purgatory

This piece originally appeared at Defense One. Muhammad Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani sat at the center of the conference room table, his foot shackled to the floor. He had chosen to attend his Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing at the last...Show More Summary

The Tabletop Aquaponics System is a self-cleaning fish tank that puts food on the table

There is no such thing as a leisurely schedule nowadays. We work all day, trying to make it so that we don’t have to work more in the future. While we can only do so much within one 24-hour period, we’re always striving to do more. If you wish you could have an herb garden but know you don’t have the time to fully take care of it, then you...

Best ETFs for Traders: Municipal Bonds

Do you want to speculate on when we’ll get the next Detroit or Puerto Rico? You could do that buying and selling a municipal bond ETF. The table below shows the ones that are the cheapest to trade and hold for a brief period. The Best for Traders survey measures costs for buyers holding a [...]

Even nerdier bowties

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

The Speicher Tie Company enhances your bowtie's nerdiness with the periodic table of elements, the oxytocin molecule, and more! (via Geekymerch) Read the rest

Curious Curium – An Alternative Quilt & Journal

Last year I made a quilt using alternative materials for an exhibition called Radical Elements. Each artist in the show selected an element from the periodic table and was asked to create quilts to the same size dimensions, but not relying on traditional fabric and thread. We were also asked to make a journal incorporating work […]

Komixx Entertaiment Options Simon Mayo's Teen Series 'Itch'

The best-selling franchise from the British radio presenter follows the adventures of a mad scientist teen trying to track down all the elements in the Periodic Table. read more

Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

The discovery of buckyballs -- soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon -- helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, researchers have shown that boron, carbon's neighbor on the periodic table, can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball. Show More Summary

Periodic table alarm clock lets you see atomic numbers at a glance

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

University of Nottingham's chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff says that most chemists don't know the atomic number of most elements and that it's a pain to look in the periodic table. That's why alarm clock is his favorite gadget: "The first periodic table that you lets you see an element's atomic number without thinking." Read more...

Will the US Be Drawn into Another Middle East War?

Can we use charts to project our intentions? The charts aren't pounding the table. Oil Index above 20 and 50 period averages with a "hammer" candle. Defense Index below key averages but with hammer. LMT with lower lows and resistance. Show More Summary

The Fascinating Stories of How The Elements Got Their Names [Science Video]

Ever wonder what all those names on the periodic table actually mean? There’s a whole lot of fascinating history on Mendeleev’s table. Some carry names from antiquity, some are named for people, some are named for places, and some are named for mythical beings. Discover the etymology of the elements! [It's OK To Be Smart]

Lawrence: NBA owners make sure a Big Three is a thing of the past

If you still don't think that NBA players were crushed at the bargaining table in 2011, this free-agency period is your undeniable proof.

The Periodic Table Of Fictional Minerals

How many fictional elements or minerals can you name? Surely, Adamantium? Kryptonite? Have you forgotten about Flubber and Vibranium? Don’t worry. To jog your memory, this helpful periodic table lists 88 fictional elements from TV shows, comic books, movies, animated series, games, and literature. Show More Summary

The Periodic Table of Fictional Minerals

2 months agoOdd : Cool Infographics

Periodic tables are always helpful whether your in chemistry class, or reading an infographic that uses the idea! The Periodic Table of Fictional Minerals infographic from Buy Metal Online is about the many different fictional materials...Show More Summary

A Periodic Table Of Fictional Elements

Unobtainium. Bazoolium. Moonsilver. These elements all have one thing in common: they're not real. The periodic table is in large part a mystic mystery to those of us without a science background. What is Osmium? Roentgenium? Yttrium? We know these things... Show More Summary

The West Must Look For A Secure Supply Of Niobium

By Jeb Handwerger: Everyone who drives a car or sits in an office tower or takes warm showers heated by natural gas should thank a special element on the periodic table called Niobium which is added to steel to make it stronger while at the same time making it lighter and more flexible. Show More Summary

Chemistry: New math technique improves atomic property predictions to historic accuracy

By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy, reducing error by a factor of a thousand in many cases. Show More Summary

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