A remarkable post by Victor Mair at the Log begins by quoting a query from a reader: I was wondering what the periodic table of elements looked like in China, and found this image. This may or may not be the “official” periodic table, but I thought it was interesting to see the similarities in […]
Mike Pope relayed to me the following from his son Zack, a high school physics teacher: I was wondering what the periodic table of elements looked like in China, and found this image. This may or may not be the "official" periodic table, but I thought it was interesting to see the similarities in the […]
As defined by Wikipedia, a rare earth metal (REM), or rare earth element (REE), is one of a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides, as well as scandium and yttrium (because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit chemical properties). While many of these […]
Very recently, we covered designer Alara Mills' wholly misguided takedown efforts against Mike Riethmuller, a coder who crafted a periodic table of HTML 5 elements that she claimed looked like hers. Here's Riethmuller's: Which was inspired...Show More Summary
The Periodic Table of Social Media - There’s a science to social media. From content and metrics to terminology, here’s a fun way to test and verify your social marketing experiments. Direct Marketing News New Direct Messaging Comes To Twitter - With today’s changes, the ice cream shop can opt to receive Direct Messages from anyone; so you [...]
Right on Mulholland Drive in Bel Air sits this perfectly mod, mid-century house by architect Edward Fickett, looking like something ripped from the pages of a coffee table book about the highly popular period. Built in 1959 and located...
Using the actual periodic table, Oh My Disney has managed to fill in the elements with actual Disney characters or Disney-related things and phrases! The “double U” elements are my favorite ones. [via Oh My Disney] The post The Periodic Table of Disney! [CHART] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
Anyone can have an idea. Multiple people can independently have the same idea. It's the expression that counts, but Alara Mills, the creator of one version of a periodic table of HTML5 elements, seems to think she should be able to curb other expressions of this idea. Show More Summary
We’re all familiar with the lighter elements of the periodic table—the noble gases and mainstay transition metals, such as iron and copper. The real fun, however, is down at the bottom, among the heavy elements with strange names (einsteinium?) and dangerous radioactivity. Show More Summary
Jude Law dons a period costume while filming his latest movie Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur on Tuesday (April 14) in Wales, U.K. The 42-year-old actor was joined on set by his co-stars Poppy Delevingne, Eric Bana, and Guy Ritchie. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jude Law This movie is a [...]
A little-known element called californium is making big waves in how scientists look at the periodic table. According to new research californium is what's known to be a transitional element, meaning it links one part of the Periodic Table of Elements to the next.
After the big bang, all we had was hydrogen, a little bit of helium, and a few other trace elements. Today, we’ve a whole periodic table of elements to enjoy, from oxygen we breathe to the aluminium cans we drink from to the uranium that powers some people’s homes. Show More Summary
In retrospect, it seems obvious: Polish women didn't really have a seat at the table during the transformation 25 years ago. The Solidarity trade union movement was dominated by men. During the Martial Law period, women stepped intoShow More Summary
Simple table sugar. Honey. Sugar in the raw. Splenda. There’s a wide variety of sweeteners you might find on food and drink labels or choose to sweeten your meals. This chart highlights all these sweeteners’ positive and negative attributes. Read more...
And you thought we were just running the world out of oil. Ha. Think again. All around you are rare elements from the Earth. LCD screens have a bit of indium; LED’s, lasers, semi-conductors and the solar industry use gallium, an element that can emit
This is one chemistry class the tech industry needs to get right. You might not realize it, but almost everywhere around you are rare metals from the earth. In your phone, computer, or any other LCD screen, for example, you’ll find a dash of indium, a soft, malleable metal that is in short supply in […]
This is one chemistry class the tech industry needs to get right. You might not realize it, but almost everywhere around you are rare metals from the earth. Read Full Story
Over a nine-year period, people who do this at the dinner table packed on almost three times the belly fat of those who skipped the drink.
We’ve all seen the plethora of faux periodic tables. I’ve ranted written about them before. And now Disney (not content with trying to taking ownership of every story ever) has chipped in with its own version of the periodic table. At least it resembles the original, all the symbols are their, numbered correctly and laid out … Continue reading »
In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones will exact the highest environmental costs -- and which ones simply cannot be replaced as components of vital technologies. read more