The Periodic Table Table
June 6, 2002 10:44 PM   Subscribe

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 (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The table consists of a set of boxes each of which (when possible) contains a sample of that element inside!
posted by vacapinta at 10:47 PM on June 6, 2002

What a beautiful object, and so beautifully constructed. Thanks for the link!
posted by evanizer at 10:51 PM on June 6, 2002

An interesting story linked from Element 95
posted by jacobsee at 1:03 AM on June 7, 2002

Hey, what is this--cool post day? First, yhbc and now you, vacapinta.

I like the anecdotes, too--the one about making gundpowder rings a bell: I also made gundpowder out in our garage. It ignited in the bowl while I was grinding the charcoal, sulfur and saltpeter together. A yellow flame shot six feet high--I was scared to death, thought I'd started a fire for sure.
posted by y2karl at 1:10 AM on June 7, 2002

Poor Theo. That machine at Wolfram probably doesn't have enough bandwidth either. The admins are going to be crucified when Stephen's mail is delayed......

Luckily Theo's one of the main developers of the interface for Mathematica, so I suspect his job is safe. Plus, he's a nice guy.

And just to close the circle, Theo and my father wrote one of the most popular Mathematica books together.

Kevin Bacon must be around here somewhere......
posted by dglynn at 1:41 AM on June 7, 2002

Hmm. I'd like to see something like this (only maybe a 3-d representation?) of the Chart of the Nuclides myself...
posted by alumshubby at 5:24 AM on June 7, 2002

I love sites about people making cool stuff. It almost makes me want to build that computer cabinet I've been thinking about.
posted by pheideaux at 6:51 AM on June 7, 2002 [1 favorite]

Theodore Gray is my new hero.
posted by gwint at 7:45 AM on June 7, 2002

This would be great at a theme party.

You could put a plate on top of each element holding a representation of it's atom in hors d'ouvre form. Accompanying beverages would, of course have to come from here.

Be there or be square...
posted by jonmc at 8:19 AM on June 7, 2002

OMG, I so want one of these...very cool link! Thanks. :)
posted by dejah420 at 10:14 AM on June 7, 2002

The guy on the right is picking his nose.
posted by aaronshaf at 11:57 AM on June 7, 2002

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