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Visual Periodic Table Break down

Thanks to high school, we’ve all got a pretty good idea about what’s on the periodic table.

But whether you’re looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?

Lucky for us, Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com has come up with this awesome periodic table that gives you at least one example for every single element (except for those weird superheavy elements that don’t actually exist in nature).

There’s thulium for laser eye surgery, cerium for lighter flints, and krypton for flashlights. You’ve got strontium for fireworks, and xenon for high-intensity lamps inside lighthouses.

Oh and that very patriotic element, americium? We use that in smoke detectors.

We’ve included a sneak-peak below, but for the real interactive experience, click here to try it out.

period-1Keith Enevoldsen

You can also download the PDF if you’ve got a class to teach, or maybe you just want to be great and put it on your bathroom door.

And if this whole exercise has made you realise just how rusty you’ve become with your science basics, check out AsapSCIENCE’s Periodic Table Song below.

We’d like to see a better way of memorising the periodic table – it’s even got the four brand new elements that earned a permanent spot in the seventh row back in January (which unfortunately have no cool uses outside of atomic research).

Check it out:

 

H/T SPLOID

Source – ScienceAlert

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Cloud House

CLOUD HOUSE is a unique rain harvesting system that creatively reuses the rainwater it collects to provide a deeper look into the natural systems that give us the food we eat. It is a sensory experience that amplifies the connection between our existence and the natural world.

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On rainy days, a gutter system collects rain that hits the roof and directs it to a storage tank underneath the house. Sitting in the rocking chairs triggers a pump that brings the collected rainwater up into the ‘cloud’ to drop onto the roof, producing that warm pleasant sound of rain on a tin roof. At the same time, rainwater drops from the tops of the windows onto the edible plants growing in the windowsills.
Designed to collect and store rainwater for the ‘cloud’ to rain, this display of the water cycle illustrates our dependence on the fragile natural systems that grow the food we eat: at points throughout the year when there is low rainfall, the ‘cloud’ will not rain on the roof because it is simply out of water.

CLOUD HOUSE is clad with barn wood and tin reclaimed from a nearby abandoned farm by a group of Amish builders. With rocking chairs on a barn wood floor, the sound of rain on a tin roof, and rain drops bringing the necessary elements for plants growing in the window sills, the look and feel of CLOUD HOUSE are the epitome of a rural farm experience from simpler times and offer a space to reflect on the natural processes of food production.

Located at Springfield, MO’s largest farmers’ market, CLOUD HOUSE is a poetic countterpoint to the busy market, inviting visitors to a meditative space in which they can slow down, enjoy the fresh edible plants, and listen to rain on a tin roof.

“For years, grocery stores have provided food that relies on large agro-conglomerates with unsustainable farming practices, international food distributors, and chemical companies. Many people have demanded that we have another relationship with our food that focuses on personal health, the health of the planet, and supporting local community. Farmer’s markets, like the one at Farmers Park, give the option to know by whom and how our food is made. However, the changing climate has brought a new threat of increased instability to our food systems by creating unpredictable weather patterns, which we are seeing as more drought in some locations and more floods in other locations. This makes it harder and harder to grow food. It is becoming increasingly important that we have a clear understanding of how closely we are tied to ecological systems like the water cycle. CLOUD HOUSE offers a moment to sit in a rocking chair and listen to the rain on the tin roof to reflect upon the fragile dance we are in with nature and our own survival.”

PROJECT TEAM
Matt O’Reilly at Green Circle Projects – Developer | Patricia Lea Watts – Project Manager | Jeff Broekhoven – Artistic Advising | Sujin Lim – Cloud Design | Ben Jennings -Structural Engineer | Sue Evans and Kenny Underwood at Elemoose – Cloud Construction | Omar Galal and John Walker at Rain Reserve -Water System | Aaron Sampson at SamCo Construction LLC – Barn Wood Siding and Tin Roof Steve | Wilson at Wilson Creek Rustic Furniture – ootings/Piers | Richard Thompson at CHR Metals – Steel Framing | Bryan Simmons at A Cut Above – Landscaping Jeff Shelton Outdoor Lawn Service, Gravel | Pam Bachus at Picky Sisters, Rocking Chairs and Table | Tim Hawley – Photography

High-Res and Low-Res Images of CLOUD HOUSE: timhawley.com/160412_CloudHouse.zip

For More of Matthew Mazzotta’s work — matthewmazzotta.com/home.html

Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine Explained

Dr. Kelvin Lee, Chair of the Department of Immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, shares the groundbreaking potential of CIMAvax-EGF, a lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba.

What we know so far: 0:00
The innovation that led to CIMAvax: 1:09
Benefits for high-risk patients: 2:02
The future of CIMAvax: 4:12
The science behind CIMAvax: 5:15
The safety of CIMAvax: 5:47
The Cuban collaboration: 6:17

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation in March. But one of the most exciting things about the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. is happening stateside right now: the possibility of clinical trials on a drug to prevent lung cancer, and possibly other cancers, too.

CimaVax, which is both a treatment and vaccine for lung cancer, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and free to the Cuban public since 2011. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to Cuba in April 2015 resulted in a signed agreement to bring CimaVax to the U.S., but as with all international drugs and treatments, U.S. researchers need to conduct clinical trials and replicate international scientists’ results before it becomes available to the American public.

“We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking,” said Dr. Kelvin Lee, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, the research center that is evaluating CimaVax for U.S. use.

The hoped-for success of CimaVax availability in the U.S. is just one example of the possibilities that come with open trade between the two nations. When Obama loosened the United State’s 55-year trade embargo against Cuba in December, he allowed for such joint research deals to be finalized. Similar programs might have been impossible just a few years ago.

“You never know how long these things would take,” said Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park. “We would have loved to have had this already started because we’ve been working on this for quite a while, but we’re persistent and we’ll get it done.”

Cuba has long been known for its high-quality cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem and the fourth-leading cause of death in the country. A 2007 study of patients with stages IIIB and IV lung cancer, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, confirmed the safety of the CimaVax and showed an increase in tumor-reducing antibody production in more than half of cases. It proved particularly effective for increased survival if the study participant was younger than 60.

Read the full article at HP 

Gerald Clark Emerald Tablets Thoth and the Holographic Universe

Gerald Clark Emerald Tablet 8: The Key of Mysteries
Thoth and the Holographic Universe

1. Thoth informs us that he takes on different bodies during incarnations with mankind.

2. We are told that man is in the process of changing to forms that are not of this world, approaching the formless or energetic spirit state to a place on the cycle above (a cycle above 3rd dimension is 4th dimension?).

3. We are told that we have to lose our bodies (become formless) to merge with the LIGHT. Thoth instructs us to speak without words seeking light and wisdom (thoughts are telepathic via the electromagnetic spectrum) directed toward those underground benevolent cycle masters dwelling in their blue-light lit temple.

4. A past re-telling of the dark forces that mankind summoned from Ancient Atlantis arrived in this cycle, formless and unable to be seen by earth-men.

5. Avatars must reside outside of the meager 300 nanometer visible range (400-700 nm) our eyes can see in the simulator.

6. They needed bodies (blood) to take on a physical form, mankind’s to be exact.

7. Now you know why blood sacrifices (think of the Catholic Mass and Bohemian Grove Cremation of Care ritual involving sacrifice) bring in dark forces as told herein.

8. We are told that they were serpent-headed when their “glamour” was lifted but otherwise appear as men among men. This is frightening. Thoth states that certain sounds made them visible using his magic. High places of authority were sought out by the dark body snatchers to rule over mankind. Light forces smack down the reptilian dark forces, but they return at a later time to repeat the battle against the Light.

9. We are advised about energetic boundaries around the Earth that are guarded by the HOUNDS of the Barrier. Do not transgress this hard limit. If they get your scent, escaping back into the body during an OOBE is discouraged as the HOUNDS will follow your astral body back to the physical. He advises moving in circles back to the body for protection, with a follow on ritual involving circles again. Better not to approach the outer boundary whose HOUNDS seek to consume the soul. The HOUNDS can only move in linear fashion, thus moving is a circle can be used to lose them. Scary.

10. When leaving the OOBE back to the body, Thoth instructs us to use the cross and the circle combined.

11. The final prodding is to open one’s mouth and speak the WORD to get free. Not sure what the WORD implies, perhaps just speaking anything in words once entering the body following an OOBE activates the mind and disconnects the astral thread that the HOUNDS use to pursue the trespasser?

12. I recall waking up during an OOBE when I was 17, unable to move or speak. Once I could move and speak, the paralyzing brain chemical that keeps one from acting out the OOBE takes a few moments to wear off if one suddenly comes back to the body while conscious.

Emerald Tablet 9: The Key of Freedom of Space

1. Thoth reminds us as a species that “ye are the ultimate of all things” but have forgotten our heritage, forced into bondage with our soul fettered by the chains of darkness.

2. We are told we are only a spirit, the body is nothing but a shell to be cast off, and the Soul is ALL. Thoth states that all that exists is only an aspect of greater things and that space is not boundless, but rather partitioned by angles and curves.

3. A holographic simulator it would seem, having transient matter for decoration. He instructs that we are connected by an energetic web to other space brethren.

4. We are told that there are nine dimensions or cycles of space and the same number of levels of consciousness controlled by the nine lords of the cycles, seven of which were highlighted (THREE through NINE, the chieftain).

5. The access to the nine worlds within worlds inside us (33, Pgs. 314-324 posited) most likely allude to the wavelength/frequency of each nerve ganglia or Chakra.

6. Most traditions only account for seven but others show up to thirteen.

7. Only the one who is seeking may ever hope to get free! What qualifies as seeking?

8. The flame is the source of all things, containing all things in potentiality. Expound on the meaning relative to latent energy and matter.

9. The WORD is the source of all existence. Relate the John 1:14 connection to the WORD becoming flesh, an avatar to teach the humans how to escape their enslavement.

10. Thoth asks the LORD OF THE NINE to divulge the secret of the WORD, answering through ORDER, ye shall find the way.

Electrical Flying Cars of Today

Flying cars, that perennial dream for

futurists that always seem to be at least five years away, may be a little closer to reality than we realize. A lot of prototypes have been showcased recently, and a lot of money is being tossed around. More people than ever seem to buy into the crazy notion that in the near future we’ll be buzzing between rooftops in private, autonomous drones. Today, Munich-based Lilium Aviation announced an important milestone: the first test flight of its all-electric, two-seater, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype.

In a video provided by the Munich-based startup, the aircraft can be seen taking off vertically like a helicopter, and then accelerating into forward flight using wing-borne lift.

The craft is powered by 36 separate jet engines mounted on its 10-meter long wings via 12 movable flaps. At take-off, the flaps are pointed downwards to provide vertical lift. And once airborne, the flaps gradually tilt into a horizontal position, providing forward thrust.

During the tests, the jet was piloted remotely, but its operators say their first manned flight is close-at-hand. And Lilium claims that its electric battery “consumes around 90 percent less energy than drone-style aircraft,” enabling the aircraft to achieve a range of 300 kilometers (183 miles) with a maximum cruising speed of 300 kph (183 mph).

In many ways, electric-powered aviation is still in its infancy. Electric cars with thousand-pound batteries generally max out at 300 miles per charge. The most sophisticated electric aircraft today can barely muster an hour aloft at 99 mph — and that’s without vertical take-off and landing. But Patrick Nathen, co-founder of Lilium Jet and the startup’s head of calculation and design, said their battery technology will get the job done.

Source – TheVerge

Buddha’s Lost Children

Buddha’s Lost Children is a beautiful documentary from the Dutch filmmaker Mark Verkerk. He follows the Thai Buddhist monk Khru Bah, who dedicated his life on helping the people in the villages and training orphans to be good Buddhists. The area he lives in is very poor and a lot of people are addicted or have been addicted to drugs. He bless them and teach them the good and bad things in life.
He also takes care of little orphans and with his help they can learn to take care of themselves and others, they have enough food and are able to go to school.

Music: Tibetan Incantations – Om Mani Padme Hum.
Chants of Tibet: The Meditative Sound of Buddhist Chants

Om mani padme hum (Derived from the Sanskrit, Devanagari ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ, IAST oṃ maṇi padme huṃ) is probably the most famous mantra in Buddhism, the six syllabled mantra of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig, Chinese Guanyin). The mantra is particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara.