The Tale Of A Wolfram Research Co-founder And His Beloved "Periodic Table Table" [Video]

Out of the annals of history comes this doozy. A man known by the name of Theodore Gray is a co-founder of Wolfram Research, best known as the creator of Wolfram Alpha, the two-year-old computational answer engine, which Siri uses for 25 percent of her mobile searches. Yesterday, a new video, or rather episode of "Bytesize Science," emerged on YouTube wherein Gray discusses the tale behind his periodic table table. The video has been being passed around, and was tipped to us (thanks to Kirk Zamieroski). We thought it was worth sharing, based on pure awesomeness, the high quality kitsch, and DIY mastery. Luckily no radioactive elements made it into the table -- or at least we didn't spot any lead. No one was hurt in the making of the table, as far as we know, other than perhaps Schrodinger's cat?

The Tale Of A Wolfram Research Co-founder And His Beloved "Periodic Table Table" [Video]

Out of the annals of history comes this doozy. A man known by the name of Theodore Gray is a co-founder of Wolfram Research, best known as the creator of Wolfram Alpha, the two-year-old computational ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from TechCrunch

A real life Periodic Table

One of the co-founders of Wolfram Research, Theo Gray, owns a home made, wooden periodic table table with compartments underneath every element label, with samples, if you’re a chem geek ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Sciencebase Blog

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