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HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works! Discovery Kids. NASA just released its 2017 Software Catalog to the Public for Free. NASA released the third edition of its software catalog to the public—giving the world free access to tools it uses to explore the universe.

NASA just released its 2017 Software Catalog to the Public for Free

As you can imagine, many of the those are highly technical guides on blasting off rockets and space travel. For example, “Knife” is a library that “calculates the boolean subtraction of arbitrary watertight triangular polyhedral in order to make near-field sonic boom predictions.” Right there with you, NASA. NASA/YouTube But don’t worry, the independent agency knows we all love space, and is giving access to some incredible pieces of software that you might end up spending the rest of your week playing with.

NASA Video Gallery. ScienceNetLinks. WOW! A great resource for exploring the periodic table! #EDUC661OL #TEDEd. DiscoverE Engineering. Sally Ride STEM Central. Untitled. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research. New York State STEM Education Home Page. Stemedcoalition. TED-Ed launches an interactive periodic table with a video for every element.

In 1864, Dimitri Mendeleev published the first periodic table that organized all the known elements in the world.

TED-Ed launches an interactive periodic table with a video for every element

This tool was groundbreaking for many reasons–including the fact that Mendeleev planned with incredible foresight, leaving space for any new elements that would be discovered beyond his time. The history of the periodic table is fascinating, but If you’ve ever taken a chemistry class, you know that memorizing those elements and understanding their properties can be difficult! Algodoo.