Tag Archives: chemistry

H2OmNom: Periodic Table Cupcakes

The tastiest set of atomic goodness was hard to find, but we might have just found the winner. These Periodic Table Cupcakes emulate the elements. Not only are they color-coded and educational, but absolutely scrumptious looking. Despite lacking the scientifically correct Lanthanoids and Actinoids (What? No Uranium?) we’d still down these baked smidgens of heaven like it were our job. ...

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Periodic Table of Elements Taxis and Buses

These awesome Periodic Table of Elements Taxis and Buses serve as mobile advertisements for the Oxford Science Park in the U.K. I wonder if one of these bad boys will go up for sale after they’re done with the marketing scheme. A ride like this would go perfect with a set of Periodic Picnic Tables.

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Periodic Picnic Table of Elements Fills Your Tummy With Chemistry

She might have blinded you with science, but what are you going to do when you start getting hungry? Filling your belly is a lot more difficult when you can’t see your own food. This Periodic Picnic Table is cool enough to bring sight to the blind. Prove me wrong. I don’t know what I’d do to own a table ...

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Hitchcock is Full of Germs: Famous Profiles Etched Into Petri Dishes

When I think of famous side profiles the first person I think about is Alfred Hitchcock. A team of scientists at the University of California at San Francisco “injected light-sensing and communication genes from various bacterial species into Escherichia coli.” That’s right, the poopy virus. The scientists then projected an image of Hitchcock onto a plate of bacteria, leaving an ...

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Chemistry Cake: Taste the Ammonia

Despite popular belief, chemical engineers weren’t spawned from a mixture of radioactive materials, but they actually have a birthday like us normal people. During these birthdays they like to ingest sugary spongy material through their mouth holes, this material being known as “cake.” This Chemistry Cake was made for a chemical engineer at Nintendo, who promptly started making guttural noises ...

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Cocktail Chemistry

Now you can act like a mad scientist all while secretly being a complete drunk. This $40 Cocktail Chemistry set features a drink shaker, as well as some test tubes and a beaker all with laboratory logos slapped on ’em. Mix some battery acid, Jack Daniels and seltzer water together and you’ve got yourself a Dirty Hyde. It’s a drink ...

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Development of Jellyfish Goo Earns Scientists A Nobel Prize

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry. Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien and Japans Osamu Shimomura discovered and successfully developed a fluorescent protein found in jellyfish. Jellyfish will glow under blue and ultraviolet light because of this protein which the three scientists have become known for. It might not sound like much, but this jellyfish protein has ...

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Elementeo: The Chemistry Card Game That Blinds You With Science

Every single object in our universe is composed of an infrastructure of elements, yet many children are not retaining the information which tells us the building blocks of the universe. Elementeo is a card game created by a 14-year old whiz kid, hell bent on teaching chemistry in an effective and fun fashion. Much like games such as Magic: The ...

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