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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday To the Periodic Table

On this day in 1869, Dmitry Mendeleev was a Russian chemist who developed & published his first version of the periodic table of the elements. In his final version (1871) he left gaps, foretelling that they would be filled by elements not then known, and even predicting the properties of three of those elements. link

Here are some of the more interesting periodic tables out there:



Comic Books

And here's the entry for our favourite element:




SciFi & TV


Superpowers


Smells


Imaginary Elements


Watch short videos of the elements by real scientists