New interactive periodic table shows how each element influences daily life

July 13, 2017 by  
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How do gallium and tantalum influence your daily life? Quite a bit, it turns out. Gallium is a component of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs , while tantalum can be found in mobile phones . Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen designed the interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words to show just how much those seemingly-obscure elements on the periodic table play a role in our lives. Scandium is found in bicycles ; palladium is used for pollution control . These tidbits are just a few of the facts you can find out on Enevoldsen’s interactive periodic table, targeted towards kids but still informative for adults. Bet you didn’t know there’s krypton in flashlights, antimony in car batteries , or strontium in fireworks? Related: New periodic table shows the cosmic origins of your body’s elements Each element on the interactive table comes with a description and a list of a few different uses. The tables are color-coded to show how the elements are grouped together, and symbols indicate whether an element is a solid, liquid, or gas. Other symbols show whether the element is common in the human body or in the earth’s crust, and if it’s radioactive , magnetic, noble, and rarely or never found in nature . Enevoldsen updates his tables when new elements are added. For example, in November 2016 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry approved four brand new element names – 113 Nihonium (Nh), 115 Moscovium (Mc), 117 Tennessine (Ts), and 118 Oganesson (Og) – and Enevoldsen added them to his charts. He offers the tables in different formats, in words or in pictures, as posters available for purchase online . He also offers print-your-own element flash cards. Enevoldsen also runs a website called ThinkZone with miscellaneous thought experiments and resources for mathematics, language, science, history, geography, art, and music. + The Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words Images © Keith Enevoldsen and via Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash

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Four new ‘super-heavy’ elements to be added to the periodic table

January 4, 2016 by  
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Giant posters of the periodic table of elements adorn many a grade school classroom. The table is in virtually every science textbook, and featured on zillions of websites and even t-shirts. That familiar collection of colorful squares is now outdated, as four new elements have been approved by the agency responsible for all things elemental. Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 will complete the table’s seventh row. Rather, they will be added just as soon as they have names and symbols. Read the rest of Four new ‘super-heavy’ elements to be added to the periodic table

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This periodic table shows which of Earth’s elements are at risk for depletion

April 6, 2015 by  
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And you thought we were just running out of oil. Think again. All around us are rare elements from the Earth; we use them in all sorts of products. LCD screens have a bit of indium; LEDs, lasers, semi-conductors and the solar industry use gallium, an element that can emit a small amount of electricity; and rhenium, a common element in jet engines, is one of the rarest elements on Earth. Many of Earth’s elements are running low, and a group of Yale researchers created the Periodic Table of Risk to illustrate how bad the problem really is. Read the rest of This periodic table shows which of Earth’s elements are at risk for depletion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electronics elements , elements , elements risk , essential elements , ge less rare earth metals , heavy metals , less rare earth elements magnets , nature elements , periodic table of elements , precious metals , rare earth elements , rare earth metals , risk of rare elements , yale researchers periodic table elements

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