Science: How The Elements Got Their Names

Ever wonder what all those names on the periodic table actually mean?

There’s a whole lot of fascinating history on Mendeleev’s table. Some carry names from antiquity, some are named for people, some are named for places, and some are named for mythical beings.

Discover the etymology of the elements!

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PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone Lost a Half Billion, But Nearly Created the Internet [Stories of Technological Failure - Part 3]

How Bell Telephone’s PicturePhone, introduced in 1964, flopped yet nearly catalyzed the internet.

Technically, it was an amazing achievement: Bell used the existing twisted-pair copper wire of the telephone network — not broadband lines like today — to produce black and white video on a screen about five inches square. And, amazingly for the time, it used a CCD-based-camera. It was meant to be the most revolutionary communication medium of the century, driving subscribers to purchase broadband lines, but failed miserably as a consumer product costing Bell a half billion dollars.

This is one of three videos in a series on marketplace failures of technological objects.

Fashion Geek: Star Trek Sublimation Shirt

Sublimation is the final frontier of shirt designs. And, this sublimated shirt shows the cast of Star Trek alongside the USS Enterprise.

The Starfleet crew members shown on this shirt are James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, and Pavel Chekov.

The back of the shirt shows the logo for the popular television series and several movies.

This shirt is great for showing off in your future voyages and at conventions. Star Trek fans will live long and prosper with this sublimation shirt.

(vía 80sTees)

Pedro Pascal: On Barking Post-Shoot, Game of Thrones and The Perfect First Date

It’s hard not to have an instant crush on Pedro Pascal, something you’ve definitely gaged from these photos, and that you’re about to gage from his interview for The New Potato.

*Pedro Pascal, photographed at The Smith in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann.

18 Ghostbusters Facts You Probably Don’t Know

Ghoststoppers? Ghostblasters?

We all know Ghostbusters is the best movie of all time, but did you know that they were originally supposed to use magic wands instead of proton packs? From alternative casting to visual effects secrets, here’s 18 facts about one of the top grossing comedies of all time. Who you gonna call?

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