SteemSTEM Distilled #54

in steemstem •  9 months ago

Welcome to the 54th 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.


Philosophy of Science Part 2: Occam's Razor is Rusty

Our week begins with an excellent post by @mountainwashere, where we see him break down the Occam's Razor proposition (which supports that the simplest explanation should usually be the right one). Follow him as he tries to explain why when it comes to science, Occam's razor cannot always... shave.

Fooling around with Self Organizing Maps (SOM)

Self Organizing Maps are being discussed in this amazing post by @boyonpointe. Read on to see how complex data visualization is achieved through this method.


Round earth theory vs flat earth theory

Read a very interesting post by @tobixen on the Flat Earth Paradigm. Follow him as he tries to explain what flat-earthers support and how their arguments are "overthrown".

Ever wondered why and how diesel engines handle so much load? Lets see!

@rharphelle's wonderful post tries to teach us how and why diesel engines are much more durable when it comes to handling heavy loads.



Our engineer @lordneroo has been giving us excellent posts for a long time. This is another typical example of a well-written article that discusses volcanoes and their products. Don't miss it!

Psychopaths Can Save Humanity - An Introduction

Do you know @hugmug? Well, you should definitely check out this awesome psychology post on psychopaths and how we could (?) manipulate them into... saving humanity.


The Effect Of Antibiotics In Dairy Animal's Meat To Human's Guts

A topic that concerns almost all of (unless you are a vegetarian), antibiotics in the industry of dairy animals and their effect on our health. Read this fantastic post by @chloroform to learn more about the possible dangers in our food.

Proteolytic Nanoparticle proposes a new Medical tool to function as Surgical Blade

A wonderful health post by @vinamra that discusses a breakthrough method combining controlled activated proteolytic enzymes and nanotechnology, in order to prevent unnecessary tissue damage during surgery.

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 an Utopian and Curie Upvote by the SteemSTEM Team

In the spirit of being transparent about our actions that are now supported by @utopian-io and @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 May 20 to May 27, we rewarded 145 different authors who have written a total of 195 different articles. The 122 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:

@abelgdo, @abigail-dantes, @adeosunadeyinka, @adetola, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @albatar, @alexaivytorres, @alexdory, @anomalogy, @anyes2013, @ari16, @arkcoin, @astrophoto.kevin, @bojana.m95, @capatazche, @ced000, @chloroform, @cjrc97, @conas, @conficker, @dandymee, @dannybravo94, @dartanan, @davinci.times, @dber, @deboas, @dedicatedguy, @dexterdev, @doctorcro, @drifter1, @drookyn, @drtobi18, @duke77, @dysfunctional, @egotheist, @eliaschess333, @etcmike, @fabio2614, @fancybrothers, @felixrodriguez, @funmiakinpelu, @gidionline, @hadji, @henrychidiebere, @highonthehog, @hogarcosmico, @horpey, @humbledeen, @ideas-abstractas, @idwas, @issavets, @jfermin70, @joelagbo, @joeycrack, @joseangelvs, @josedelacruz, @kelos, @khrisaeroth, @lamouthe, @langford, @lauch3d, @lawkay, @laylahsophia, @lefactuoscope, @lichtcatchtoby, @lighteye, @logic42, @lordneroo, @marymik23, @maurelvys, @michaelwrites, @migueldavidor, @mike961, @moncia90, @mountainwashere, @mrbreeziewrites, @noble-noah, @obamike, @oluwabori, @oluwambe, @osariemen, @osmy07, @paaddor, @prettyprecy, @procrastilearner, @purelyscience, @quantum-wave, @real2josh, @rharphelle, @rickie, @robotics101, @rscalabrini, @saintgentle, @sakura1012, @samminator, @sathyasankar, @security101, @semilore, @sooflauschig, @soulesque, @spaghettiscience, @star-vc, @stayoutoftherz, @steep2308, @temitayo-pelumi, @tensor, @terrylovejoy, @tomastonyperez, @tsoldovieri, @tufeau, @ugonma, @valth, @vanessahampton, @viannis, @vic0617, @vjap55, @whentone, @whileponderin, @yanmary, @ycam, @ydavgonzalez, @zest

[Credits: @elvisxx71]

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

See you all next Thursday (or Friday :p)!

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Congratulations and thanks to all steemstem contributors!

Well done to all featured authors!

Have a great week, community! And keep that quality bar high! :D

Its nice to know I can always rely on Distilled to remind me when I haven't been on Steemit in a few days. Congrats everyone!


No worries, we got you covered! :P

Excellent picks @ruth-girl! and nice job to all the authors!

Big congrats to all the hand-picked authors and everyone that got votes.
Special thanks to the entire management of SteemSTEM.

Nice job again by @ruth-girl


Thanks a lot Sammy! :)

Oh sweet! Just in time for my bedtime. Something to peruse in bed. Thank you :)

Congratulations to all members of this wonderful community!
Thank you so much for the support! I am honored and it's more than appreciated! :)

Much respect to everyone for their constant efforts!


We are honored when we see quality standards kept high ;)

See you around @lodneroo :)


Have a wonderful day @ruth-girl! And keep up the awesome work!

Congratulations to all of the contributing authors. :) Thanks to one-woman-army ruth for another top quality selection.
@lordneroo bro, u r here again. Congrats man, well deserved.


Thank you so much mate! I am humbled by your kind words :)


u r most welcome bro. :)

Congratulations to all the authors, and big ups to this amazing community!

SteemStem Rocks!!


We are doing a wonderful job together in making the community better and better, @agbona!

Thanks for coming over! :D

Congratulations to all the users who contribute excellent content to this wonderful STEM community :) and to the whole healing team

COngratulation guysssss

Great job by the management... And I love these selections, Ruth girl has got some great eyes.


Thanks, my mum thinks the same about my eyes :P

Congratulations to the geniuses... Its nice to be noticed for a job properly done.

@mrbreeziewrites and @humbledeen, thumbs up to you fam!

Congratulations to everyone whose article was voted.. Great job @lemouth and @ruth-girl..


You are welcome! :)

Congrats to the featured authors, you guys did well.
Nice post @lordneroo
Great selection again @ruth-girl


They are all amazing and deserve a place here.

Thanks a lot @menoski! :)

I give to the management for doing exemplary job. This is obviously one of the most organized community. Thanks @steemstem. We are grateful

@eurogee of @euronation and @steemstem communities


If not the most


Those are the results of the effort, hard work and support that comes from all of us, members, curators and management. See you around @eurogee!

i have to go for more to understand many things. thanks for sharing with me.

Steemit is such a wonderful place to earn and learn, what a creation, I love here so much and it has really help me


When I am going to hear the good news of my article being selected?


Patience is a virtue :)


Good one ... I have my cigar helping me with patience for not being a patient :p

Congratzz you amazing people!

Thank you for the good work this news and information is very useful and suitable for reference in speaking and also suitable for new science

To @lemouth, @ruth-girl and all of steemSTEM, much credit given. I've really learnt a lot from you all. True facts, and wrong fallacies. Thanks



You are welcome! :)

Thanks for hand-picking me....very much grateful!


Oh, we thank you!

Steemstem rocks! we have an ocean of talented authors and the information that is being passed each week is extraordinary.
Thanks to the team for the daily selfless service


Buena colección. Felicidades.

Hurray!! StemSTEM family
It's SteemSTEM Distilled #54
Lo and behold, we are all winners,
Congrats to the beneficiaries
God bless steemSTEM family.... we are happy, together

Congrats guys

Congratulations to all featured authors and every member of this great community

Btw, congrats on the feature bro @rharphelle! The Steemit Mechanic

Well-done once again dear @ruth-girl for the consistent awesome job! You're very appreciated...

Thanks to @lemouth and every other member of the team combined! You guys are motivators and deserve the best!

Cheers Family!


Thanks a lot for passing by and your nice message ^^


It's a pleasure Sire


It's a pleasure Sir


You are welcome you are welcome ^^

Just in time. Congrats everybody ...especially the featured authors.

wow am here! Thank you so much team @steemstem😊

Congratulations to everyone!!

gracias por el apoyo con mi ultima publicacion! saludos y continuen apoyando a los que le damos a esta comunidad un valor real

That post about psychopaths is a good one. Good job team @steemSTEM


It was indeed very clever! :)

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


Hehe, it's not one woman curation team, it's just one woman picking the best of a whole team's effort :)


Those are @Lemouth's words not mine. All in all, you are doing a fantastic job.


one-girl, not one-woman (it is written in her nickname :p )


Duly noted.

Thanks a lot once again to all the team members of #steemSTEM for extending your love and support always! :)

Congratulations to all the other featured authors as well!! :)


Thank you! We are always more than happy to see such a growing and engaging community :)

The Steemstem community is an embodiment of science related information. It would be a major point of reference very soon after we are done writing on every single stem topic that there is lol.. To the management you guys are doing a great job @mobbs @lemouth @ruth-girl and every member of the Steemstem management. Keep steemsteming guys we gon make history


You are welcome!

Tip: please don't forget the rest of the team ;)

Oh my! I feel so honored to be featured (for the first time) on distilled.

Thank you steemstem, you guys rock!


You are welcome ^^

Awesome guys... lets keep on growing.

well done @ruth-girl


Thanks a lot! :)

Interesting collation as usual. Congratulations to the steemstem contributors.

Excellent compilation great work of every author


Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

Congratulations to all the authors featured

@Rharphelle congratulations, it's your time to shine man

Weldone @ruth-girl and other brains behind this good work happening here


Thank you for being part of all this @osariemen! :)

A friendly reply to

The 122 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:

One small mistake. My last article was 10 days back and I didn't receive utopian vote because utopian was not trailing steemSTEM at that point in my understanding. So my last article got steemSTEM and curie votes. Not utopian.


Yeah, I know. I advertised already the partnership, even if it started later ;)

@lemouth is suggesting to cancel my post promotion for another article about science.


Please no post promotion here. The comments of the steemstem distilled are not a place for advertising posts. Do you mind removing the link? Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Also, we feature only posts of the current week that we have upvoted.

PS: this has nothing to do with our recent conversation. The same rules apply to everyone.


Well not only me. These are the steemstem rules :)

Its great to see this set of people that make it here, congratulations to them all.

Congratulations to all authors!. Regards.