SteemSTEM Distilled #56

in steemstem •  5 months ago

Welcome to the 56th 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.


It's actually possible to tap loads of energy from the sun at night.

An interesting technology post by @writeit is here to begin our week with! Read on to learn more about solar energy harvesting and how those solar panels could be taken a step further.

Debunk-Tuesday – Deadly German Medicine

@egotheist's debunking series keeps going and here is another fantastic episode. Read it to see one more conspiracy theory being broken down.


Teardown of Solar Power System: A guide to Successful Design & Installation

An excellent and thorough post by @olajidekehinde on the design and installation of solar panels is here. Read this one after @writeit's solar energy piece to see another, more "down to earth" aspect of the same technology ;)

What I Learnt For The Week #1: Microglia, Ophidiophobia, Imposter Syndrome, Hyperthymesia And The Invasive Asian Toad

@menoski wants to share the amazing finds of the week with us! Have a look at this compilation of cool scientific facts!


Why current industrial GM crops are bad for africa's agriculture

Here comes another great post this time written by @mirrors. In here you will find why and how current GM crops are damaging Africa's agriculture.

Why a long-term weightlessness can cause Adverse Health Effect Such As Muscle Atrophy and Spaceflight osteopenia (deterioration of the skeleton)

And let's move on to a beautiful and interesting health post by @oluwabori. The topic of the day is long-term weightlessness and how it can affect an astronaut's health.


There are now over 1,000 mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the wild for the first time in half a century

A great animal post by @valth discusses mountain gorillas that see their populations diminish little by little. You want to read this one!

Tales of Sungrazing Comets

Another excellent astronomy post by @terrylovejoy will be closing our Monday picks. Sungrazing comets, comets that pass very close from the sun, have occurred in the past and are probably occurring in the future. For more details read @terrylovejoy's post! You will surely enjoy it!

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-io 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 27 to June 3, we rewarded 160 different authors who have written a total of 214 different articles. The 135 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:

@aamin, @abdulmath, @addempsea, @adetola, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @albatar, @alexbeyman, @alexdory, @alphajeez, @anaestrada12, @anyes2013, @ari16, @arkcoin, @astrophoto.kevin, @aurackle, @azulear, @bitfairy, @blessing97, @boyonpointe, @capatazche, @ceheiberg, @charitybot, @chloroform, @christinaa, @churchboy, @clement.poiret, @conas, @conficker, @cryptoitaly, @dannybravo94, @davidekpin, @dber, @deboas, @dedicatedguy, @drifter1, @drtobi18, @duke77, @dysfunctional, @effofex, @egotheist, @elizabethh, @elvigia, @emily61, @eniolw, @ennyta, @etcmike, @eurogee, @event-horizon, @fabiob, @fancybrothers, @florae, @flyyingkiwi, @frafiomatale, @funmiakinpelu, @germanmontero, @gidionline, @giftessiet, @girolamomarotta, @gtan, @hadji, @henrychidiebere, @hogarcosmico, @ideas-abstractas, @ied, @irelandscape, @isarmoewe, @issavets, @josedelacruz, @joseleogon, @juance137, @kingabesh, @lauch3d, @lawkay, @laylahsophia, @lordneroo, @lorenzor, @luiscd8a, @masterwriter, @maurelvys, @menoski, @michaelwrites, @migueldavidor, @miroslavrc, @mountainwashere, @mrbreeziewrites, @naturicia, @noble-noah, @olajidekehinde, @oluwabori, @oluwambe, @osariemen, @osmy07, @pangoli, @pearlumie, @prettyprecy, @procrastilearner, @purelyscience, @quantum-wave, @real2josh, @rharphelle, @rubies, @samminator, @semilore, @serylt, @siniy, @sooflauschig, @star-vc, @starrichie, @stayoutoftherz, @steempsych, @steep2308, @steepup, @stembuzz, @suzanrs, @temitayo-pelumi, @terrylovejoy, @tfcoates, @tobixen, @tomastonyperez, @tundevet, @ufv, @ugonma, @understando, @vanessahampton, @vinamra, @voiceoff, @whentone, @whileponderin, @writeit, @yandot, @yann85, @yhubi, @ysabelbencomo, @zest

[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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Congratulations to all authors, both the featured and non-featured ones. Please enjoy this distilled (or delayed-stilled) because the format will change from next Monday.


Format change? Exciting!


Maybe ;)


Well done. Eagerly awaiting the new format.


Surprise surprise. Maybe the surprise is that this is a fake news ;)


Congratulations for your fantastic work!!

With pleasure, I will continue to give my contribute to this awesome project.
Always thanks to all, but in particular to my good friend @aboutcoolscience.



Thanks to you, especially for your contributions to our Italian content!


Always a special privilege and a satisfaction for me!


I'm curious about the new format then.


Me too ;)

Featured authors, well done! You have done an amazing job!!
Well done to the rest of the community!! :)


and as always, thank you for setting up[ the scene of the distilled!

Congratulations to all the featured and curated authors

@steemstem i salute your promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics on the steemit platform.

More greatness ahead.


Thanks for passing by and letting this nice message!

Congrats all, onward steemstem to victory!

Good, I love that at steemit we value creative effort, science, and technology. Congratulations to all the innovators. Thanks to the @steemstem community for their support and initiative.

Congratulations all authorer and steemstem community. Thanks

Congratulations to all featured authors, keep improving the community. Always a pleasure to read these interesting articles.Kudos to the management too for ensuring such high standards.


You are welcome! Week after week, we do our best!

Always glad to receve the support of you guys.

Thank you @steemstem for this wonderful recognition. I'm only new here and I never thought something like this would be coming so soon. I'm overwhelmed with joy!
A big congratulations also to other featured authors and every member of the steemstem community.


Ahh congrats mentee. You have done well ;)


The pleasure was for us! :)

Big Congrats

To all the featured authors, they are well deserved. Congrats also to everyone that got voted.
Nice picks, @ruth-girl


Somehow, many non-featured authors could deserve too. But only 8 free spots ^^

Congratulations featured bloggers!!!

Congratulations to all authors. Kudos to the management. To all members, come on lets do this! ✌️

@eurogee of @euronation and @steemstem communities


Congratulations to all the authors

Thanks team...... Keep the good work

Hope am not the only one seeing that 3stemng authors were picked for this distilled....



We don't really impose anything regarding communities. It may happe, in the same way it may not happen :)

Oooh, nice batch this time around! Especially excited to find out more about how we can use solar panels at night.

Thank you authors, curators, honor members and of course the Management and founders. @ruth-girl that is a good selection (particularly the last pick :) ).


And the management... :'(



Oh yes...of course the management!

Thank you for delivering. Again.

Congratulations to the authors.

Big Congrats to everyone, featured or curated - may we continue to grow

I'm so impressed by these picks. Well done dear @ruth-girl

Congratulations to everyone contributing to the stem community and nice work by @ruth-girl

Congratulations to all members of this wonderful community!


And thanks to you for your continuous great contributions ^^


I'm humbled :)

Congratulations to all authors!. Thanks @steemstem for the support. Regards.


You are welcome! :)

Interesting picks as usual. Congrats to all the wonderful contributors. Kudos to the management team.

Congratulations to all authors as well as to all community!! :)

Thanks for create good content!


Strictly speaking, we don't really create. The supported authors do that, in contrast ;)

Congratulations to all the authors