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Periodic Table of Elements
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (41 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Posting page ate my link? Here we go:

Periodic table of elements.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:33 PM on October 10, 2007


Metafilter: New post? OM NOM NOM NOM.
posted by JDHarper at 3:34 PM on October 10, 2007 [6 favorites]


He Likes Beer But Can Not Correctly Post Links?
posted by wendell at 3:40 PM on October 10, 2007


It this something where you need to know chemistry to understand?
posted by ericb at 3:41 PM on October 10, 2007


I doubt I personally could ever find a use for this but it's a cool sorta well put together site.
posted by nola at 3:41 PM on October 10, 2007


take that, hama7.
posted by empath at 3:41 PM on October 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


This is neat; my wife will enjoy using this when teaching chemistry.

To try to end the jokes:

IM IN UR METAFILTER EATING UR POSTZ

All your posts are belong to us
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:42 PM on October 10, 2007


I kind of liked it better before I fixed it. Content is so passe.
posted by cortex at 3:44 PM on October 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


Thanks for de-Zenning, Metafilter Elf!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:45 PM on October 10, 2007


MetaFilterPostEater: WANTS
posted by Artw at 3:45 PM on October 10, 2007


Um, I mean cortex.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:45 PM on October 10, 2007


Oh, cortex fixed it...now the jokes, they do nothing!
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:46 PM on October 10, 2007


cortex in... context out...
posted by wendell at 3:51 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Anyone having trouble with this in Safari? Works fine for me in Firefox, but it's no-go in Safari.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:51 PM on October 10, 2007


Ha, cool.

I was wondering when this would end up on MeFi.

A short while ago I contacted Mr. Dayah for permission to adapt his design for an idea I had for a Periodic Table of Hong Kong*. His table is the nicest one on the web.

He liked the adaptation, but suggested I use www.ptable.com as the credit link.

*Sorry for the self-link, but it's relevant to the thread.
posted by bwg at 4:21 PM on October 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Meh. I prefer the Periodic Table Table.
posted by rossmik at 4:21 PM on October 10, 2007


Great. Elements are fun-damental!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 4:21 PM on October 10, 2007


Americium, Fuck yeah!
posted by quin at 5:10 PM on October 10, 2007 [6 favorites]


That's fucking great, bwg. I'd love to do a Toronto version.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:12 PM on October 10, 2007


Sadly, this table only goes up to number 103, and so leaves out some of the most exotically named elements. My favorite is number 111, now known as Roentgenium, but previously known as unununium.
posted by Tube at 5:29 PM on October 10, 2007


Not only is that nifty in and of itself, they have versions in a bunch of languages. I looked at the Russian one and discovered some fairly basic words I hadn't known (сера [sera] 'sulphur,' for instance). Thanks!
posted by languagehat at 5:38 PM on October 10, 2007


Sadly, this table only goes up to number 103

Look closer. It goes to 118.
posted by languagehat at 5:39 PM on October 10, 2007


This is really neat. It took me 30 sec too long to figure out what the slider does. Temp in K, for those interested in such things. Argh.
posted by Tehanu at 5:57 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Was anyone else expecting this? No?
posted by louche mustachio at 6:14 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Look closer. It goes to 118.

Yes, of course! I blame the actinoids and lanthanoids for messing with my mind...

Ununoctium indeed!
posted by Tube at 6:42 PM on October 10, 2007


louche mustachio: ... yes
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:22 PM on October 10, 2007


Really cool... but the window transparency thing is distracting.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:13 PM on October 10, 2007


Thanks for the post goodnewsfortheinsane.

This is an AWESOME Periodic Table! Wow. The best. About it.

One can choose to click the "Names" box, so each box has a name, not only the abbreviation and the atomic weight.

Then if one clicks on a box, there's a pop-up window with the Wikipedia entry and tons of information about each element. Images too.

And in the upper right, there's a language option with 31 different languages to choose from. It's just kind of fun to see the Table in Afrikaans or Arabic.

This is really cool. What a brilliant job they did.
posted by nickyskye at 8:46 PM on October 10, 2007


Periodic table of candy
posted by Brian B. at 9:54 PM on October 10, 2007


The only thing that would make this better is if it were porn.
posted by dirigibleman at 10:09 PM on October 10, 2007


The organic chemistry student in me simultaneously rejoices and despairs in this.
posted by Xere at 10:13 PM on October 10, 2007


The only thing that would make this better is if it were porn.

You seem to misunderstand something dirig.man, for really, really hardcore math people...

This is porn.

I don't get it either, but I've been told by people in the know, that the experience is, number-wise, both complex and more than a little imaginary. I think she mentioned that strings were involved, but at that point, I assumed we had moved into the realm of S&M, for better or worse.

There could have been something about a cat in a box, but I had just tuned out at that point. I mean, come on...

I'm not a freak.
posted by quin at 10:33 PM on October 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I spent two hours reading about ununbium (is it a metal? Is it a gas?) and ununoctium (of which they only found some .. fewmets) and ununennium and unbinilium (which haven't been discovered yet but will be) and I got all excited and taken in and completely forgot to look at porn.

And I'm not a chemist or a mathematician. Not even close.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:37 PM on October 10, 2007


I'd love to do a Toronto version.

Be the first. (^_^)
posted by bwg at 12:52 AM on October 11, 2007


This is absolutely fantastic! Thanks!
posted by tickingclock at 1:43 AM on October 11, 2007


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posted by triv at 6:30 AM on October 11, 2007


The only thing that would make this better is if it were porn.

That would be best as a sendup in the format of an Audubon Society field guide, I think.
posted by jamjam at 9:15 AM on October 11, 2007


Then if one clicks on a box, there's a pop-up window with the Wikipedia entry and tons of information about each element.

Which is nice in theory, but he apparently didn't check it much - clicking on Mercury leads to the disambiguation page for Mercury, not the Mercury (element) article.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:49 AM on October 11, 2007


DevilsAdvocate, Yesterday I emailed Michael, who made this awesome Periodic Table and told him his work was being praised, well received and discussed in MetaFilter. He wrote back a very nice email, grateful for the positive input.

When I looked at the link you provided, it's not to the disambiguation page, it's to the index page for Mercury, offering a lot of information about Mercury, including the link to the element.

Because the element is named after the mythological character and so is the planet Mercury, quite possibly Michael thought that might be interesting to anyone clicking on the Periodic link. I'll let him know what you said. I'm sure he'll appreciate your suggestion.
posted by nickyskye at 5:17 PM on October 11, 2007


Excellent, nickyskye.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:07 PM on October 11, 2007


When I looked at the link you provided, it's not to the disambiguation page, it's to the index page for Mercury,

From the bottom of that very page: "This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title." (emph. mine) Also see Disambiguation#Set index articles which describes the difference between a disambiguation page and an index page. By the criteria described there, the linked page is clearly a disambiguation page, not an index page.

All the same, thanks for passing along the message.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:43 AM on October 12, 2007


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