An international team of researchers has just published a paper confirming the existence of element number 117—ununseptium. It's the heaviest element ever created, with an atom of ununseptium outweighing an atom of lead by 40 percent. Make some room on your periodic table, there's a new metal in town.
The periodic table of the elements breaks down the elements that make up our world into their base chemical components. This periodic table of storytelling does the same thing, except for the elements that make up our stories.
This spiraling structure is the work of Gustavus Hinrichs. It was one of the many contenders for the Periodic Table of Elements. It was actually better than most, but there's a very good reason why it lost out to the current design.
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Or, to be more precise, practical spoon-melting. Do you know about a de-lite-ful little trick that some scientists like to play on one another that causes a spoon to melt in hot liquids? Did you know that once it caused the victims to fill themselves with mercury?
It's called The Periodic Table of Middle-Earth and it was put together by Emil Johansson — a devoted Tolkien fan and an aspiring chemical engineer. Which this awesome chart makes blazingly obvious.
The classic periodic table of elements is useful for understanding the relationships between the elements, but it doesn't tell us much about the chemical makeup of Earth. This periodic table, created by Professor William F. Sheehan of the University of Santa Clara and published in 1976, offers a somewhat different…
Despite the handy chart that is the Periodic Table of Elements, memorizing the properties of each chemical element is not always an easy task for visual learners. But Bunpei Yorifuji's Wonderful Life with the Elements offers a cartoon view of chemistry, illustrating each element as a little man bearing an afro, tighty…
What do you get when you take chemists from all around the country, stick them in a convention center with a couple of turn tables, and add an original rap about chemistry? You get the world's first living, breathing, dancing periodic table. Looks like this whole dancing scientist thing has really caught on.
Elements 114 and 116 are now the heaviest elements that we know for a fact exist. They can only exist for less than a second, but they get us ever closer to the fabled island of stability.
Using focused ion beams, nanoscientists wrote the entire periodic table of elements onto a single human hair, and filmed the whole thing for your edification. As a bonus, watch them etch a Christmas greeting onto a snowflake!
If you're looking for a perfect holiday gift for science lovers, consider these ten amazing books. They prove science is awesomer than fiction, and are packed with beautiful pictures too.
Have you ever wanted to be able to codify any particular hero's abilities in a short-but-mystifying series of letters? What luck! Mad genius Chris Sims has made it all possible with this Rosetta Stone of superpowers. [ComicsAlliance]
Kris Straub's Periodic Table of Scifi slaps all your favorite shows and films onto one handy chart. This table also includes some cheeky abbreviations and formulas. Can you guess what movie 3Et + 8Rv + Los + Xo stands for?