SteemSTEM Distilled #19

in #steemstem5 years ago (edited)

Welcome to the 19th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a bi-weekly curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.

SteemSTEM is a community driven project which seeks to promote well-written and informative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics posts on Steemit. The project involves curating STEM-related posts through upvoting, resteeming, offering constructive feedback, supporting scientific contests, and other related activities.

For more details, a recent update on the steemSTEM can be found here, and a not so recent one there. Moreover, if you ask yourself about what it means to be part of steemSTEM, please check here.

Our team scours the platform for original and quality content.

After working through thousands (literally!) of STEM-related posts and upvoting more than 150 that we deemed to be worthy, we proudly present you our top 6 handpicked choices for this Monday-Wednesday period.


A Brief History Of Cataract Surgery : Part 2

Eye cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, accounting for about 50% of the total cases of blindness. In this second part of the series, @himal continues his historical review of cataract surgery from the ancient times to today.

The Taj Mahal

Situated in the city of Agra, stands the of the highest feats of ancient engineering, a breath-taking site, the Taj Mahal. In his latest post, @akeelsingh takes us in an inner tour.


Cool things we do with Satellites #6 : Near real-time detecting of oil spills worldwide

In another episode of cool things we can do with satellites @fredrikaa shows us how scientists use them to monitor and report oil spills in real time.

The Amateur Mycologist #35 - Update - Likely Licea variabilis Slimemold! Morphological Transformation Caught On Time Lapse - In Depth Analysis

Our fungi expert @dber shares photos and information of yet another of his great finds, this time Licea variabilis. He even made a time lapse video of the fungi growing! Really cool stuff!


Nanobots and the coming zombie apocalypse

@sustainablyyours explains us how an army of zombies could be helpful to rule the world.... In fact, more seriously, he is telling us everything about nanobots and the associated technology. A must be read!

Luna-2: First spacecraft to reach the moon

@proteus-h told us about a Russian piece of technology (at least 60 years ago) that was the first man-made object to touch down the moon (60 years ago). All the glory details are in the article!

A few words about the nomination process

For the sake of transparency we feel we need to clarify how our nomination process works; each issue is compiled by certain members of the SteemSTEM community. This mid-week's editorial team was comprised of @trumpman and @lemouth.

The editorial team chooses their favorite posts for the week and each issue is the result of their joined effort. In order to keep the process fair, posts written by the editorial team are excluded from the nomination process.

Don't be discouraged if you didn't make it on this issue. The competition is harsh and there is always a next time :)

All curation rewards earned will be used to fund @steemstem project functioning and activities.

See you all next Monday!


For these only 3 days, we had to pick 6 posts out of 170. The steemSTEM growth is continuing amazingly. I would like to benefit from this comment to emphasize that this also means much more work for us. We are trying to shed light on all the valuable posts that can be found. However, the flow is now what it is, and we are only humans. Please keep this in mind ^^

And of course, congratulations to all selected authors!

Wow, so many posts that distilled is bi-weekly now. Awesome!

Yeah, we decided to make the distilled bi-weekly so that we could feature 14 posts in total: 6 on Thursdays and 8 on Mondays.

I am no human

I knew it! :D

Human-machine hybrid? :D

Human-exotic animal hybrid with 2 penises.

Such a super-human effort! Well done and some awesome articles here! :)

I am happy to read that you liked the selection :)

This is a big achievement.Selecting a good article from the huge number of authors is always difficult considering you have a limited time.
Many congratulations to the authors.

All these things take so long... People have no idea (and you can imagine how I feel when people complain about votes) ;)

Choosing the publication is quite difficult, seeing such good content should be difficult to choose. Keep the initiative that wonderful.
I want to break the barrier of the virtual world to get closer to the real world, the bad thing is that I can not benefit everyone, it is restricted to the area where I live, but I want to make a raffle for a dental consultation with a free cleaning. (something like the challenges of steemit), I do not know what you think @lemouth or if you can guide me, I thought about doing a post explaining a bit of what I want to offer.

I don't know what a free cleaning could be without meeting you in person. But feel free to try. If you want to interact directly with people, you can also try to visit us on the chat :)

This seems like an amazing community you guys have made here! Coming from other alternative sites, I'm shocked at how active it seems to be.

Thanks! I don't know any other alternative site with a science community (mainly because I didn't look for it). Therefore, I am glad to read your comment ^^

I spend most of my time over on the website, Minds, at the moment. I personally enjoy it quite a bit (similar to facebook in use/navigation but different in format/moderation) but the science community has been slow growing. It's mostly just a handful of us with larger channels trying to encourage growth for smaller users. (A few of us tried out Gab but they didn't seem terribly receptive, haha).

I was about to come in and do the regular "congrats winners!" and then I was like, waaaait a second, that's me! :D

Thanks for getting featured ^^ many superb articles here. Good work!

I'm not surprised your post was featured buddy, the post was just wow!! Also enjoyed reading @himal post too

But why don't you just self-congratulate yourself then? :D

I salute the efforts of the entire steemSTEM management. You all have proven what true leadership is

Thanks for your nice comment @samminator!

Very nice post. I new be in steemit. I hoping your suport

Great .... Very interesting post and useful for all steemian, can open the insight for us all about it, and this is a post that I've been waiting for a long time ..

Not so long... As the last one was released 3 days ago :D

Nice articles. You're educating me also with your articles.

Please tell it also to the featured people. They will be even happier :)

I like your article and I have your folow if you have time to visit my bog because I am new member in steemit

You have my vote so that you continue increasing that project. Regards

This is an excellent choice and congrat to those that have their post feature on @steemstem bi-weekly featured post.

Glad to read that you liked our selection :)

Oooh, we've got some fun ones this time around! I've never even heard of Luna-2 before.

Same for me, before I read the post ;)

Congratulations to all winners nominated or not. Big thanks goes to the steemstem curators for diligent work in picking out original and quality works and above all their transparency in the process

You are welcome!

congrats to all the authors who got featured on the steemstem bi-weekly. :)
you are an inspiration to all the authors who follows @steemstem and as well educating us.
i salute the all the curators and staffs for the superhuman efforts. Congrats!

This is indeed one of the idea behind the distilled: allowing people to check what we encourage strongly :)

Big thanks for featuring my post :) , and congratulations to others who were featured. And again thanks to the whole steemstem management and curators for their effort since last year in finding good stem contents.

I am glad to read from you again, after your 3 months offline period (and I also like this rhythm of one post every 3-4 days :p).

Im keeping it at once a week for now :) . last post was extra one ;) .

Great selection of winners, @lemouth!

Best regards from @valth

Just to be honest, @trumpman did a big fraction of it this time ^^

Congratulations to all the selected authors. Those are definitely some well deserving articles.
Thank you @steemstem for the continous support. I'll continue to strive to create even better quality articles.
Steemstem rocks!

Thanks for passing by (and for your nice contributions)^^

@steemstem you have been doing a good job, helping quality content writer. I hope many of this kind of project will come up. As we have seen @stemng let other countries to emulate this . I love steemstem!

And we also like stemng a lot! :D

it's true i am finding an amazing knowledge of the science. and technology.
It's my 3rd day on steemit please help me to grow here i am traveling Queen.

Please don't advertise your post here, in particular if it has nothing to do with the STEM field that our project is targeting. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Waoh! This is interesting, creating time to fetch the most informative content out of many well written ones. Congrats to the authors and well done @Lemouth and @trumpman. You both are great bit

Thanks a lot for the nice message :)

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Some really great posts in here. Reading stuff from the actual STEM professionals is so inspiring and shows just how deep the rabbit-hole of knowledge goes.

Professionals and non-professionals too. You don't need to be a pro to write something good :)

Excellent post @steemstem. Thanks for sharing!. Regards!.

Steem zines are so convenient. They find all the good stuff for me! Love the mycology article.

This is the idea of this distilled. Give ideas of nice blog posts to read :)

Steemstem is growing so much . Yeah, it's hard to find the good post . High quality contents are coming nowdays .
Cheers to authors who have been mentioned in the post .
Keep up the good work steemians in creating quality content !

Keep up the good work steemians in creating quality content !

I can only join my voice to yours ^^

I liked your publication. It is an excellent information
Regards @steemstem

someone plz explain me curation reward
i am new here

Nice post. I like it

Nice post. I like it

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hello a real taste I would like very much if you visit my blog I am from Venezuela and would help me a lot your visit

I love this, hope to be among the pure distilled steem poat

Good morning, with great respect, I would like to know how I can help make my publication and visit and read what the community offers. Regards

Go steemstem; make science great again :)

Exactly buddy. Greatness beckons

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