SteemSTEM Distilled #44

in steemstem •  9 months ago

Welcome to the 44th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a 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 8 handpicked choices for this Thursday-Sunday period.


Bujang Senang; The Tale Of A Viscious Man-Eating Crocodile In Batang Lupar, Sarawak

Crocodiles, fierce hunters with jaws you never wish to feel clenching around your flesh. In this fascinating post @chloroform talks about crocodiles, goes through the history of crocodile attacks in Sarawak, Malaysia and finishes with an incredible legend which... could be true?

Little saviour in the tropics: Cassava

A wonderful post by @aamin on one of Nigeria's treasures, the cassava plant. Read on to learn how it is used and why it is that significant.


A Day with Microbiologist: Isolation and Purification of the Small Peptides Inhabiting the Antimicrobial Properties

Microbiology is an interesting field. Follow @micro24 in a post about antimicrobial peptides, those little fellows that work in almost every organism to produce an innate immune response.

Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assays of Bacterial 16S rDNA and Biomarkers for Nitrospira in Sediments of the Flint-Mammoth Cave System

A mostly "unknown" series of studies on the bacteria in the cave system of Mammoth Cave National Park is beautifully presented here by @qiyi. Have a read if you want to know what the results revealed.


What's cool? Bacteria tossing spears at each other. That's cool.

We had a lot of brilliant biology posts these days and here is another cool piece by @effofex. This time our topic is a war among bacteria! How do they fight off "enemies" with their spears? Don't miss out on reading this one to find out!

Cicadas: Nuisance or Summer Lullaby, They Have a Fascinating Life!

For our animal lovers here we have another wonderful post by @katerinaramm on cicadas. Read on to learn more about those cute summertime singers.


Renewable energy - Part 2: Basics of Ocean Energy

The second part on the Renewable Energy series by @pratik27 talks about water. How can we harvest energy from the big. blue oceans? Read on to find out.

Wireless Power Transfer - is the future really WIRE-less...? 📡 Final Chapter

Read this beautiful post by @christinaa on wireless power transfer. Her series reaches its last episode with a post discussing power transmission through electromagnetic radiation. In case you missed them, don't forget to have a look at the first two ;)

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 week's editorial team was comprised of @ruth-girl.

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 :) In the meantime, you may wish to check these guidelines for extra tips on how your writing can be more effective.

Authors That Received a Curie Upvote by the SteemSTEM Team

In the same spirit of being transparent about our actions that are now supported by @curie, we will release every week a list of authors who have caught the attention of the @steemstem curation team.

If you want to discuss this with us, please do not hesitate to join the steemSTEM discord server or to follow our curation trail (just ask us for more information on the chat for details).

From April 15 to April 22, we rewarded 119 different authors who have written a total of 175 different articles. The authors who received both a @steemstem and a @curie vote that week are:

@aamin, @aboutcoolscience, @addempsea, @adetola, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @alexaivytorres, @alexander.alexis, @alexdory, @anaestrada12, @annieben, @anyes2013, @ari16, @arrrados, @artgirl, @azulear, @carlosgerdet, @chloroform, @churchboy, @cristi, @crypto-bird, @cupido24, @davidrhodes124, @davinci.times, @deboas, @dedicatedguy, @dexterdev, @drifter1, @dysfunctional, @earisu, @egotheist, @eleonardo, @eliaschess333, @elizabethh, @elvigia, @emmaculate, @eniolw, @ennyta, @etcmike, @event-horizon, @fancybrothers, @felixrodriguez, @florae, @frankjavier, @gra, @h-max, @handsa, @henrychidiebere, @highonthehog, @ibk-gabriel, @imaginedragon, @issavets, @ixindamix, @joelagbo, @joseangelvs, @josedelacruz, @joseleogon, @kelos, @kingabesh, @latm, @lauch3d, @lesshorrible, @lets-tech, @lianaakobian, @logic42, @lordneroo, @mcassani, @micro24, @migueldavidor, @mikemoi, @misomaniac, @mittymartz, @mountain.phil28, @mountainwashere, @mrbreeziewrites, @nataschachem, @nicotinamina, @noble-noah, @nsbachurin, @olajidekehinde, @pangoli, @procrastilearner, @real2josh, @rharphelle, @rickie, @robbiescorner, @rscalabrini, @ruelrevales, @sakura1012, @samminator, @saunter, @scienceangel, @serylt, @sogless, @sooflauschig, @soulesque, @spaghettiscience, @spiceboyz, @steemzeiger, @steepup, @supersoju, @sustainablyyours, @temitayo-pelumi, @tensor, @terrylovejoy, @tomastonyperez, @torkot, @tsoldovieri, @ulisesfl17, @valth, @vanessahampton, @viannis, @vinamra, @vjap55, @wayuu-reg, @whentone, @whileponderin, @yann85, @yusvelasquez

[Credits: @elvisxx71]

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

See you all next Thursday!

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I am back from my week-end break with a fresh distilled! I am almost sorry for the delay, but vacations are nice!

Congrats to everyone and special thanks to @ruth-girl for putting everything together!


Much appreciated :)

For one more you have been amazing, authors! Well done!!

Don't forget our rendez-vous on Thursday. See you around ;)


Who's bringing the drinks? ;)


Bourbon with a bourbon mixer followed by a bourbon chaser, then.


Well, if I have ni choice... ;)


I get the snacks! ;)


Thank you :*

Congratulations to the featured authors.
Kudos to the team @steemstem and @ruth-girl for always putting up the most juicy posts 😀 :)


Yes. The cassava one is my favorite. It is delicious too :P


Juicy? Funny adjective here ;)


Congrats everyone! It looks like SteemSTEM activity is picking up given all the upvotes awarded.


Yep, the slope is positive for now :)

Big congrats to the hand-picked authors; they well deserve it. And congrats to everyone that got steemSTEM vote; it is an honour.
Also, great job by team @ruth-girl.

Go steemSTEM!!


Go go go! :D


Yeaaaaah! Goooo!

Excellent job team :) ✌️


We rock this tag! Don't we? ;)

Great selection as always, @ruth-girl! And congrats to everyone who got picked.

I'm looking forward to reading the posts, but it's only a few of them that I haven't already read though.


Thank you @valth! :)

See you around!

Once again, congratulations to all handpicked authors and everyone in general!
Keep up the quality work everyone!
Respect to all curators for their efforts!

Good job @ruth-girl!
Keep it up guys!!


We have so many wonderful people here, it makes our job feel so rewarding!

Thank you @lordneroo!
See you around! :)

Congratulations everyone, great work on a great diversity of articles!

Once again a big thank you to @ruth-girl , the curation team, the management team and the honor members for the many hours they put into this project 👍


Thanks @terrylovejoy! :D
Seeing such quality from all of you keeps us motivated to go on! :)

First i saw "Steem delisted" :)


Delisted? That's a good one :D

Congratulations @qiyi, and all the other authors listed!


Thanks! My mom & wife are proud 😉

Nice selections this week. The STEM writers are really doing a great work..
Congrats to @chloroform and the other writers that had their posts handpicked....

Great work, @ruth-girl

I'm so glad I've found this community. I knew someone would like to talk about this stuff some day, and otherwise I couldn't have shared it!


And the community is so glad with any additional contributing member :)

Congratulations to all the respected author for their excellent articles! 😇

And Thanks to all the members of #steemSTEM for their hard work in distilling and rewarding such excellent contents related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics! 😊



We thank all the amazing members that keep the project alive and growing! :)

I really love this communitee, they have provide an environment that brings and appreciates science contents on steemit.
On this note congrats to the winners

Stranger than I actually imagined

Congrats to everyone featured and voted this week..!

Its been a real honor to be a part of this amazing community. Many thanks to @ruth-girl and all of the steemSTEM team members for ur continuous effort towards adding values to the community.
Best regards..! 🙌

~ Christina


Thank you for being a part of it @christinaa! Keep up the good work! :)


Its been a pleasure. :)

That crocodile eye is scary.


How about these ones?

Felicitaciones a todos. Gracias a steemstem y stem-español. Sigamos trabajando con ahínco para llevar conocimiento a nuestra comunidad. Saludos.


Gracias! :)

Congratulations to everyone :D

Well done to @ruth-girl for the selection. Well done again to all the authors that there works was selected. We will continue to build the community to get. I am very sure that it take great effort to put those post together out of many several good post. Once again, well done

Congratulations to all the authors and thanks a lot stem community!


Thank you! :D

Congratulations to everyone contributing to the stem community and nice work by the curation team.


Right! Congratulations go to all of us! :)

Good job steemstem and its wonderful authors.


Thank you @adetola! :D

Well done @lemouth for the digest. I salute your effort. Well done @ruth-girl for the careful selection.I congratulate all authors that their work was selected. Keep up the good work. Also well done to all management of steemstem. Sky s the beginning for the community.👏


I didn't do much, except posting and arranging for format (that is highly browser dependent ads thus impossible to arrange :D )


Yet your effort is appreciated.



A big congratulations here

Steemstem has really been helping people reach their through potentials it is always great to know that there is help somewhere thank you! 🙌🙌


Thank you for the kind words! :)

Congrats to authors who made Distilled #44 and every one who got the steemstem vote, it's nice the contents shared and great job by the curators, Keep up the good job everyone.


Yaaay! Thanks @logic24!! Keep it up too! :)

Congratulations to the authors who have been featured! My favourite is the bacteria tossing spears at each other.


Bacterias go to war! LOL!

Thank you for being here @supersoju! :)

Congratulations to all the authors picked...... Another job well done by @ruth-girl.... One of the handpicked title renewable energy blew my mind I had to read the part one.... Nice work @pratik27


Thanks @mittymartz! It is actually the authors' job that is well done here! ;)

Feels good to be a part of this great community. Congratulations to the featured authors.

Well done @ruth-girl


Congratulations go to everyone who puts their effort and time to help the community grow bigger and of good quality! :)


Thanks again to the hard-working curation team


Thank you! :D

Congratulations to all the featured authors, and yet another big ups to @ruth-girl for yet another amazing compilation.


Amazing just like those posts @agbona! Thanks! :D

Congratulations to all the featured authors... Well-done to @ruth-girl for the wonderful selections.

Go Steemstem!


Thank you @mrbreeziewrites! We are growing a wonderful community here, don't you agree?


Very great one..I am always a proud member

@steemstem can I post about textile engineering because basically I am studying that in Textile Institute of Pakistan!


You can write about whatever you like, some of the basic guidelines on how to write steemstem posts can be found here:
and here:

Nice project.


Congratulations to all the authors!. Thanks @steemstem for the support given to my publications. I will continue working for the strengthening of this community. Regards.


Thank you for being part of this community! :)



Enjoy, because the next issue is coming out tomorrow ;)


I cannot wait!


btw, isn't steemstem active during weekends?