New Element Discovered – Governmentium

I saw this on a couple of peoples FaceBook profiles and had to share it. Apparently it’s quite an old joke and a variant of it referenced Administradium

The LHC Project at Cerne has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other byproducts are produced.

Nerves Of Steel Tights

So most people want to hide the veins they have on their legs, if you are not like most people you can get these tights that have veins printed on them! from THE CULTLABEL

A blend of blue and red blood vessels running down these tights. Soft and comfortable material that’s durable. Stretchable.

They also sell among other things these machine gun stockings:

 

One In 5 Teenagers Will Experiment With Science

This image was tweeted by @iJoyce, the water mark lists “Life Technologies” as the source but I can’t find a link to the image on their site and it may well be that it’s just the first image that is theirs rather than the whole thing.

It is reminiscent of the image I posted in November last year which had a similar theme but with art as the subject.

Chemistry Crayon Labels

Chemistry Crayon Labels - set of 24

I was a little disappointed to find out that these are just labels and not actually a set of crayons. You’ll have to buy your own Crayola crayons to stick them onto rather than them being pre-wrapped. QueInteresante supply these label for a variety of Crayon colours and they also make labels to put on your colouring pencils… I mean your kids colouring pencils…

Via io9

Star Trek Command Insignia Panties

Star Trek command insignia panties - UK size 10

Really… I know a lot of girls like Star Trek but seriously… The pants available on Etsy (From a UK based retailer in case you are interested) are um… interesting.

I’m really trying to stop myself from cracking jokes about getting into Picard’s pants…

The same shop sells a variety of geeky pants, including a pair of Periodic Table pants:

Periodic table panties - Made to order

Resistance is Fu-Tie-le

I like the concept behind this, but I’m afraid I don’t like the colour of the actual tie, sure it’s true to life and it’s a colour that I’m perfectly happy to be on my circuit boards, but I’m not sure I would like to wear it.

For the confused the above tie represents a resistor, the different bands tell you what the resistance of the resistor is, you can use the below chart to tell that the above resistor is 5600 Ohms +- 5%

Personally I prefer the other colours of resistor you get like this one:

Or maybe this one:

I assume you can make custom requests…

Via Sternlab

Periodic Table of Cupcakes

The table of cupcakes above was made by Redditor rach11 they wre made for a reception at the department of chemical engineering at her university.

Also see this video from The University of Nottingham for more elemental cupcakes.


More pictures after the jump… Continue reading “Periodic Table of Cupcakes”

Emission Spectra Scarves

Do you want to wear the emission spectrum of your favourite element around your neck? Of course you do!

You can buy a machine knitted scarf from Sternlab or if your favourite element is one of  the following you can make your own scarf:

Silicon [PDF]

Gold [PDF]

Manganese [PDF]

Mercury [PDF]

Iron [PDF]

Tungsten [PDF]

Uranium [PDF]

Molybdenum [paginated PDF | one long list PDF]

Lead [PDF]