Pretty much everybody learns the periodic table of the elements in school (or, in the case of this writer, tries and fails to learn the periodic table of the elements). It's fundamental in so many ways — it literally catalogs the fundamental units of the universe, making it key to understanding chemistry, physics, and other scientific fields. Every once in a while scientists find a few new heavy elements to add the chart, but for all intents and purposes, it's basically complete. You know what's not complete — what will never be complete? A periodic table of technology.
Reading the Table
Written by Reuben Westmaas August 28, 2018
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