New interactive periodic table shows how each element influences daily life

How do gallium and tantalum influence your daily life? Quite a bit, it turns out – gallium is a component of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, while tantalum can be found in mobile phones. Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen designed the interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words to show just how much those seemingly-obscure elements on the periodic table play a role in our lives.



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