Archive Gallery: The Exciting Growth of The Periodic Table (page 3)
U.S. Alchemists Make Gold: March, 1948 PopSci discovers the elements, one by one The periodic table of elements, organized thoughtfully from hydrogen to ununoctium, is a tribute to the accomplishments of modern chemistry and physics. Since Dmitri Mendeleev developed an early version of the now-ubiquitous layout in 1869, discovering a new element has been a surefire way for a scientist to grab a place in the history books--and in the pages of Popular Science. See the gallery. Showing just how fundamental the elements are to modern science, the third-ever issue of PopSci, from August 1872, included a lengthy essay outlining the history of the "different sorts of matter," predicting correctly that scientists might continue discovering elements for "centuries to come." But it hasn't all been fame and glory. PopSci announced in 1926 that the first American had identified a new element, only to declare later that "illinium" was a fake. Oh, and there was that time in 1931 when we proudly reported that scientists co
U.S. Alchemists Make Gold: March, 1948 PopSci discovers the elements, one by one The periodic table of elements, organized thoughtfully from hydrogen to ununoctium, is a tribute to the accomplishments ...
Fri 1 Jun 12 from Popular Science
There's been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook. In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was "the one company that is closest ...
Fri 1 Jun 12 from TechCrunch
How many human incidents need to happen before we believe in the 'Zombie Apocalypse?'
Fri 1 Jun 12 from Discovery.com
Big Bang Wikimedia Commons Tonight at the World Science Festival, starting at 8PM EST, Lawrence M. Krauss, John C. Mather, Amber Miller, Lyman Page, and David Spergel will be discussing the ...
Thu 31 May 12 from Popular Science
After sequencing the tomato genome, scientists can begin deciphering which genes do what in order to strategically delay shelf-life without delaying flavor development.
Thu 31 May 12 from Discovery.com
A pop star might have sung the song, but these children give it soul.
Wed 30 May 12 from Discovery.com
Happy or Mad? Can you tell which of these smiles is showing happiness, or which one is the result of frustration? A computer system developed at MIT can. The answer: The smile on the right is ...
Tue 29 May 12 from Popular Science
Mon 28 May 12 from Ubergizmo
Can you tell a fake smile from a real one? Research lab's computer is better at guessing the truth than humans
MIT's computers, programmed with the latest research information, do a better job of differentiating smiles of delight and frustration than human observers do.
Fri 25 May 12 from Daily Mail
Scientists have found we are so bad at telling whether a smile is genuine that computers can actually do a better job than humans.
Fri 25 May 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Science