Customized Periodic Tables Of Tattoo Ink, Song Lyrics and Star Trek

At Claremont McKenna college, chemistry professor Babak Sanii and his students have created an online tool that allows users to create "Elemental Cardograms" — periodic tables where the area of each element is made larger or smaller to reflect the chemical composition of specific items, ranging from tattoo ink to corn.


Other fun projects: How many (real) elements are mentioned in Star Trek episodes and how frequently chemical elements are referenced in song lyrics.


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