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The Periodic Table of Star Wars, Episodes IV, V and VI
While they don’t claim to have every character in the original trilogy, they do have the major ones.
The first thing we had to think about when designing this new table of elements was the data that was to be contained on the tile. Naturally, there is the Element ID and name but what else could we include. Working through some thumbnails, we settled on the cast order, episode number and the actor’s initials.
When working through the first drafts, it was starting to look good, but wasn’t entirely what the original concept we had hoped for delivering. After much research, we were able to find one of the alphabets used in the films, Arabesh, and decided to use that for some of the ancillary data on the tile.
The coloring of the elements comes from variations on Luke and Darth Vader’s light sabers.
FJP: Be still, our nerd hearts.
I love this idea, but Darth Vader as a noble gas? He’s far too reactive.
High Speed Chemistry!
Wait, so Destin from Smarter Every Day is hooking up with The Prof from Periodic Table of Videos to film high speed videos of chemical reactions?
How fast can I subscribe? Let’s find out.
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Periodic Table by Alison Haigh, featuring elements represented by their electron structures.
One of the best periodic tables I’ve ever seen, in terms of pure aesthetics. Not recommended for chemistry class, though.
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
All the elements of the periodic table are born from exploding stars. So how did we end up putting them into a table? How did the ancient Greeks’ idea of four elements turn into our 100+?
It involved solving several puzzles, some explosions, and some urine.
By Eric Rosado for TED-Ed.
A periodic table of the elements redrawn according to the Google search popularity of each element. Poor Californium.
Inspired by xkcd’s calendar of dates as mentioned in modern popular literature.
Because you wanted to spend the next half hour doing something awesome. I’m really impressed with the organization of groups and periods on this!
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