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. » 12/01/14 9:20am 12/01/14 9:20am

Scientists Have Confirmed the Heaviest Metal Ever Observed: Ununseptium

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. » 5/03/14 4:13pm 5/03/14 4:13pm

What would the chemical elements look like as cartoon characters?

For her senior thesis project for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, animator and illustrator Kaycie D. decided to take on a massive character design project. She would design a character based on each of the known chemical elements in the periodic table, until she had a complete world of science-inspired… » 2/09/13 7:30am 2/09/13 7:30am

This periodic table shows each element's relative abundance on Earth

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… » 12/01/12 5:00pm 12/01/12 5:00pm

Meet the Periodic Table of Elements, personified as 118 cartoon men

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… » 9/15/12 8:00am 9/15/12 8:00am

Our life stories will unfold in 94 films about 94 elements

Of the 94 naturally occurring elements, we're on intimate terms with some, but others may be complete strangers. Oxygen (O), carbon (C), sodium (Na), calcium (Ca) - we can probably easily discuss their role in our lives. But what about tantalum (Ta), promethium (Pm), scandium (Sc), and Yttrium (Y)? What part do these… » 5/05/12 12:30pm 5/05/12 12:30pm