You won't find this table at Ikea. . . or anywhere else. This one-of-a-kind table houses samples of almost every chemical element. Each sample is nested in a square cubby with a wooden lid that is carved with the element symbol, name and number.
I'm a fan of lists. I'm an even bigger fan of lists that can help me achieve goals. Throw in a numbered list, and I am in heaven. A numbered list tells me I will be able to better myself or my work in just a few steps.
Forget World of Warcraft, let's master Bacto-Lab, Robo-Lobster, Cloud Control and Space Junker. Instead of role playing in fantasy land, you can engineer E.coli bacteria for beneficial applications. The key is to do so without letting loose harmful bacteria that would surely cause widespread panic.
I'm pretty sure I was an honorary Boy Scout. For 10 years my parents served as den leaders for my brother's various troops and I remember always tagging along to the outings. While I didn't have the official uniform, I do remember how much fun it was to be exposed...
Two repulsive interactions lead to a strong attraction – who knew? The researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw, that's who.
In theory, everything will work as planned. It's not until a system is tested that manufacturers can be certain their processes are sound. Even better, an unexpected "test" to the system will expose all chinks in the process chain.
Hot dog! Now is my chance to have my name immortalized on the Periodic Table. I just have to decide on Tracionium or Purdumion. Well, it's not that easy. But, there are two elements waiting in the wings for approval on their proposed names.
I remember my first "a-ha" moment. I'm ashamed to say it wasn't until my early teens. But then again, I was amassing the information I needed to fuel the "a-ha" moment. Since then, I've had numerous "a-ha" moments – some not as earth-shattering as others.
Scientists have isolated 63 unique dust particles from their laboratory. The unexpected discovery has launched the creation of a dust library. Had I known, I would have invited those researchers from The Ohio State University to my house to really build a dust library.
I missed this year's Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. I began to panic when I realized my mistake in planning for the event. I even instinctively went to my DVR menu to see if I remembered to record it.