Posts tagged: Chemistry
“Dear people who complain about the chemicals they’re exposed to: EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS.” -Hank Green
my textbook is a pretty accurate representation of how i feel about chemistry
Fantasy Map: A Tube Map of the Periodic Table of Elements
Submitted by the awesome Gnimmel’s House of Maps, who says:
There are a lot of infographics around which are based on the tube map, and a lot which are based on the periodic table. So I decided to combine the two. Here’s a tube map of the periodic table (see also here for more details) and there’s also a periodic table of the tube map.
Transit Maps says: Science combined with a tube map equals a win in my book! It’s been a long time since high school chemistry for me, but this diagram seems to make pretty good sense, with the “fare zones” and “route lines” accurately depicting the different properties (groups, blocks, periods, etc.) of the periodic table. I especially like the ” River Thames”, which separates gases, liquids and solids — with liquids being “stations” placed in the river. This leads to Mercury — a metal that’s also a liquid at room temperature — getting its own little “lake”, a nice touch indeed.
Our Rating: Pretty darn awesome! Four stars.
These are two of my favorite things.
A flowchart for predicting the outcome of a reaction in organic chemistry from a specific type of organic compounds.
I don’t typically “like” corporate Facebook pages, but the social media team behind Oreo is simply genius. I became aware of the “Daily Twist” campaign when they created the six-layer rainbow-filled Oreo in solidarity with gay pride. From that moment I became a fan. Never mind the fact that I never eat the cookies, I like the company for taking a stand.
From what I can tell, the pride ad is the one that jump-started the daily series in which historical and timely moments are depicted in cookie form. In celebration of the cookie’s 100th anniversary year, the campaign has been executed pitch-perfectly by the creative team at DraftFCB. On July 20, they commemorated the moon landing. On August 5, the day that Curiosity landed successfully on Mars, they made a red tire-tracked cookie (never mind the fact that new photos show Mars to be more dusty brown than vibrant red).
Today’s understated helium atom is the one that made me want to write about it. Granted, today is also the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote — what, no Susan B. Anthony cookie? But I like the subtlety and educational aspect of this one, so I’m not going to hold it against them. And I look forward to seeing what comes next. Judging by the 27M likes on their Facebook page, I’m not the only one.
Note: You don’t have to like Oreo on Facebook to follow these ads — you can also follow Oreo Daily Twist on Tumblr.
Aww Susan B Anthony would have been great!
Great work Squirrels!
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