What the Heck is Shadow DOM?
Browser developers realized that coding the appearance and behavior of HTML elements completely by hand is a) hard and b) silly. So they sort of cheated. They created a boundary between what you, the Web developer can reach and what’s considered implementation details, thus inaccessible to you. The browser however, can traipse across this boundary at will.
posted by netbros
on Jan 18, 2011 -
Blogging the Periodic Table:
Wild, weird, wonderful stories about the elements that make up our universe. All month at slate, Sam Kean has been blogging about the periodic table, in conjunction with his new book, The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements
. Elements covered so far include: Antimony: It might have killed mozart
. Hydrogen: Where it all started
. Selenium: Is It To Blame for Custer's Defeat at Little Bighorn? Vanadium: Sperm, beware
. Copernicium: How elements get their names
. Nitrogen and Phosphorus: The Future of Toilet Design Hangs in the Balance
. Lithium: Why It Makes Such Great Batteries
. Rare Earths: They're Neither Rare nor Earths. But They Could Save the Planet
. Ytterby: The Tiny Swedish Island That Gave the Periodic Table Four Different Elements
. Strontium: Element Tourists, Sodium Partiers, and Other Periodic Table Eccentrics
. Gallium: It Proved That Dmitri Mendeleev, Father of the Periodic Table, Wasn't a Crackpot
. The Noble Gases: What a Bunch of Snobs
. Promethium: Uranium Stole Its Fire
. Thorium: The Nuclear Fuel of the Future? Palladium: The Cold Fusion Fanatics Can't Get Enough of the Stuff
. Cobalt: It Makes the Dirtiest of Dirty Bombs
. Hafnium: Building the Doomsday Device of Tomorrow
. Radium: Cures Gout! (Warning: Also Causes Cancer.)
. Aluminum: It Used To Be More Precious Than Gold
posted by Fizz
on Aug 1, 2010 -
Chemistry in its Element
- a weekly podcast from the Royal Society of Chemistry offering an engagingly-narrated stroll through the periodic table, element by element.
posted by Wolfdog
on Oct 29, 2009 -
Why is Ice slippery?
You would have thought this would be well defined in 2006. But scientists are still arguing about the key elements. Plus no clear definition of Ice IX...
posted by somnambulist
on Feb 21, 2006 -
Time to replace your old Periodic Table. ...a joint American-Russian team has found two new elements—numbers 113 and 115 on the periodic table—hinting at an impending breakthrough in creating novel forms of matter that will test our understanding of atomic behavior.
posted by mcgraw
on Mar 29, 2004 -
The Mythical Quest
, an old exhibition at the British Library. 'Throughout the world, tales have always been told of
heroes and heroines embarking on perilous quests in
search of lost loved ones, the secret of immortality,
earthly paradise or simply great riches. Many of these
stories have elements in common, such as clashes with
monsters, battles with the elements, interventions by
the gods and tests of moral character, mental cunning
and physical strength. These tales have been expressed
in songs, literature, art and dance for thousands of
years, and are still being reinterpreted today in
books, comic strips, interactive games and adventure
More British Library exhibits here
, from early Indian photography
to the secret life of maps.
Examples of mythical quests :-
Journey to the West
not to mention
the Thai version);
(subject of a previous
the journey of Alexander
world of Dante
posted by plep
on Jul 11, 2003 -
The Periodic Table Table
now has its own, newly updated website. This had made the rounds on various websites when it was a mere set of construction photos on a bandwidth -constrained site. This is now much better.
posted by vacapinta
on Jun 6, 2002 -