SteemSTEM Distilled #60

in #steemstem2 years ago

Welcome to the 60th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.

SteemSTEM aims to make Steem a better place for STEM, a task which we believe crucial for the long-term development of the blockchain. Our goals consist in invigorating and inspiring the minds of a community of STEM aficionados on Steem, targeting on the long-term the upgrade of SteemSTEM as a real platform for science communication. In the meantime, this goes through the support of quality, interesting and cutting-edge STEM content.

For more details, a recent update on the SteemSTEM project is available here. If you want to discuss with us, please do not hesitate to join the steemSTEM discord server.

In order to support the best STEM content on Steem, our team scours the blockchain and read more than a couple of thousands of STEM-related posts per week. We hence support about 200 of these posts, and present in this distilled our top 8 handpicked choices for the last Thursday-Sunday period.


The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter - an Introduction to CPT Symmetry. (Particle Physics Series – Episode 4C)

A brilliant particle physics post by @muphy is here to open our week! Matter, antimatter and CPT symmetry are being discussed here, read on to learn more!

Mycelium technology| Bioplastics – Are they the solutions we have been waiting for?

An "environmentally friendly" post by @ibk-gabriel discusses an evolutionary technique that uses a fungi's mycellium to create alternative plastic. To find out more, read his interesting post!


Shaun the Sheep & Marriage

Our @abigail-dantes is here with a beautiful psychology post that tries to "marry" the relationship between the famous sheep, Shaun and his farmer, with that of a couple's. Another magnificent piece you are surely going to love!

Prostitution, Decriminalisation and Access To A Better Healthcare

A topic that for some is a taboo is discussed here by @conficker: prostitution. Legalizing sex services and allowing sex workers to receive proper health care is not only of critical importance for their well-being, but their customers as well. That is another post you shouldn't miss!


Ingested Microbe and Immune Response

@herbayomi has done an amazing work in this post that discusses the response of the immune system once microbes make it into our body through food or drinks. A post that deserves a careful read!

Who Says You Cannot Make your Own Airplane? Series #3: Understanding How Jet Engines Work And Effect Of Atmosphere In Flight

Flight mechanics for our next pick and @teekingtv has explained very well the function of jet engines and how the atmosphere effects flight. For more details you need to click on that link!


Who says we can't farm on Mars- The chances and challenges

A farming post more unusual than the others is here by @humbledeen. Farming on Mars, the limitations and how we can overcome them are beautifully presented in this post!

Everyday electronics #8: Digital Logic Gates, the building blocks of today's technology

We saved a wonderful technology post for last, @henrychidiebere talks about digital logic and how essential it is for today's technology. We do recommend you read this one!

A few words about the nomination process

For some time, the editorial team behind this distilled series is made of a one-woman-team, @ruth-girl, and she chooses her favorite posts (potentially discussing with other curators and/or the management). Posts written by the SteemSTEM team are excluded from the nomination process.

Please do not be discouraged if you did not make it on this issue. We are picking up in total 14 posts a week out of more than 200. The chances are thus low ;) In the meantime, you may wish to check these guidelines for extra tips on how your writing could be more effective.

Authors upvoted by the SteemSTEM team

In the spirit of being transparent about our actions that are now supported by @utopian-io, @curie, our delegators, our trailers and our manual curator supporters, we release every week the list of authors who have caught the attention of the @steemstem curation team.

From June 10 to June 17, we rewarded 151 different authors who have written a total of 204 different articles. The 126 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:

@abdulmath, @abigail-dantes, @abumaryam, @addempsea, @adeosunadeyinka, @adetola, @afolwalex, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @akiripromise, @albatar, @alexander.alexis, @alexdory, @anaestrada12, @anyes2013, @arianadelg, @astromaniac, @astrophoto.kevin, @azulear, @bat-junior, @bookiie, @cathou009, @centaurox, @chloroform, @clement.poiret, @conas, @conficker, @coolmyll, @cryptoitaly, @damzxyno, @dber, @dedicatedguy, @djredimi2, @dragibusss, @drifter1, @duke77, @effofex, @egotheist, @eliaschess333, @emiliomoron, @endorfina, @ennyta, @eurogee, @florae, @flugschwein, @flyyingkiwi, @funmiakinpelu, @geadriana, @gerardoalfred, @germanmontero, @girolamomarotta, @gorangoran, @gtan, @henrychidiebere, @herbayomi, @heros, @hogarcosmico, @humbledeen, @ibk-gabriel, @iptrucs, @irelandscape, @isarmoewe, @joelagbo, @joeycrack, @joseangelvs, @josedelacruz, @joseleogon, @kingabesh, @lauch3d, @lefactuoscope, @lemony-cricket, @leonardoj333, @lizbethk, @lorenzor, @luiscd8a, @lupafilotaxia, @marynes5, @masterwriter, @menoski, @merlinrosales96, @michaelwrites, @miroslavrc, @moisesmcardona, @moncia90, @mountainwashere, @mrbreeziewrites, @nonzerosum, @o1o1o1o, @obamike, @olajidekehinde, @oluwabori, @osariemen, @osmy07, @paaddor, @procrastilearner, @purelyscience, @qiyi, @quantum-wave, @rharphelle, @rscalabrini, @rubies, @samminator, @semilore, @snowyknight, @sogless, @star-vc, @starrichie, @steep2308, @steepup, @suzanrs, @svemirac, @teekingtv, @terrylovejoy, @tomastonyperez, @trumpman, @tsoldovieri, @tundevet, @ugonma, @valth, @vladimir-simovic, @whileponderin, @wisdomdavid, @writeit, @yann85, @yusvelasquez, @zest

[Credits: @elvisxx71]

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

See you all next Thursday or Friday!


For the first time in 7 months, we rewarded less than 200 posts last week... Tough times!

However, those who are still posting are great! I am expecting the best to stay... Fingers crossed ^^

The quality of the posts that make it to distilled is still great and that's what matters to me :)

Yep! The tip of the (steemstem) iceberg is still a good tip. I am pretty convinced that most good users will stay :)

We will never stop posting and engaging with each other! I learn stuff here!

Here are some good words! We all learn from each other!

True that! I'm blessed to be around here :)

However, those who are still posting are great! I am expecting the best to stay...

This is home. We feel at home here

Isn't home where the wifi is? :D

Or LiFi as the case maybe. It's still the same home address though.. :D

LiFi striking back? :D

Not at all. Or maybe... I'm not too sure though :D

Change is constant Boss

Good work by the team @steemstem

Thanks! However, this is not what I would call a change :)

People are going are not posting due to the fall in prize.....

Its just a negative change

This depends on the standpoint. Those who post will be the real quality posters ;)


The loyal STEM members..... Nigerians will say we die here not death literally but we are not going anywhere

Wow... The SteemSTEM team is really trying. I appreciate everyone of you. You especially, @lemouth, I came across you via Utopian as regards your particle physics postings. I'm yet to completely wrap my fingers around your particle physics articles. They seem just too hard for me to understand.

I'm not a Physicist though, guess that's why.

Thanks for passing by! Note that you can always ask me questions! I will be more than happy to answer them. Even the most basic ones!

Tough times, summer times, busy times, but we are still here and we like it even more when others are here with us!
Don't be discouraged, people! We are doing something great here and we really appreciate your commitment! :D

Yep. No matter what, the steemstem boat... will travel the seven seas! :D

totally agree, maybe it's because the steem has a low price, and people do not understand that it is the best time to publish because we gain more VP

I'm just simply in a time and place without internet ... honestly 1st world problems in the 3rd world country ;)

I really feel this at the moment. I am in Windhoek...

yaay Namibia -bucket list! I'm in Puerto Ordaz (Venezuela)

Not too close to me. Vacation or work? ;)

Great selection, @ruth-girl! I will be checking out the ones I have missed :)

Thanks @valth! Enjoy until the next issue ;)

Oh Gosh!! Shaun made it to the Distilled 😍
Ow guys, thank you so much! I immensily appreciate the space you have been giving to Psychology! 😘

Psychology posts are usually pretty good, so this is natural :p :)

Congratulations to all selected authors..... It really a great week

@Abigail-dantes you blew everyone that read that post Shaun the Sheep & Marriage

Good pick @ruth-girl

Thanks @osariemen! Good to see you here :)

Another righteous hand-picked choices. Congrats to everyone.
Big ups to the management of steemSTEM

Kudos @ruth-girl

Kudos Sammy!

Thanks for sticking around! :D

It's an honour Ruthie

Great work once again by all members of this wonderful community!

Please stay awesome everyone and keep up the hard work!
Thanks for your efforts @ruth-girl!

Thank you for being with us Lord!

Laboratory stuff explaining how this is happening is fun to watch :D

Congrats everyone

I read the post by @humbledeen and @teekingtv
They deserve some accolade
I also read a post by @ruth-girl on light in the caves I wonder why she did not chose her article_she deserves an award

Thank you @ikchris!! Management and curators' post are not allowed to be featured, this is all about promoting our great authors, not ourselves ;)

Keep working, ask for some help from our mentors and perhaps one of your posts can make it here one day ;)

OOOh, is that so?
I wil keep working
Pls how can I get in contact with the mentors?

wao very interesting..thanks sir.

wao very're welcome sir.

A big congratulations to all the authors that made it this week.🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊

Nice selection this week, was really amazed when I read work of @humbledeen.
To all the steemstem management, you guys are doing amazing work. More grace to you all


Thank you @cyprianj!! Glad you enjoyed these picks!
Stay tuned for the next issue! ;)

It is indeed a great privilege to be part of this community. I salute the management, the curators, editorial board and every member of this group of great minds.
A big congratulations to all selected authors.
Thanks for the motivation.
Kudos to the editorial board super woman @ruth-girl . You are doing a great job!

Congratulations @herbayomi!! Thank you for your good work and for being part of this community! :)

Thank you! @ruth-girl
The pleasure is all mine, I am glad to be a member of the community!

Thanks for your nice words! :)

You're welcome Sir. However, I should be the one to say THANKS!

Good work, guys.

Its a priviledge to have a post among the rewarded post.

Thank you for your lovely comment and your contribution to the community! :)

Hi this is a nice distill for everyone. All authors keep on doing the nice job. @ruth-girl well done @lemouth , great work there. Let's keep the flame burning.👍

Thanks a lot @steep2308!! Keep steeming! :)

I am the happiest man on earth right now. Finally, I made it to the Distilled for the first time.

Many thanks for the @steemstem team. @ruth-girl has done another amazing work. Thank you.

I am @teekingtv and I write STEM.

Oooh! It's so nice to see you all excited!! Congratulations and thank you for your good work! :D

Yeah I'm so excited. Many thanks!

Congratulations to all the featured authors!

Interesting picks as usual. So glad to have my post featured here.
Kudos to the wonderful authors, curators and management.

Congratulations!! It was well-deserved!! :)

Congratulations to all authors!. Regards.

Gran trabajo y ardua labor @steemstem , la ciencia no tiene precio y el hecho de que comunidades como ustedes reconozcan el esfuerzo de los autores en cada uno de sus artículos, es de gran estímulo para seguir día a día generando conocimiento.

Very good work by the @steemstem management. Especially @ruth-girl, you have been doing a great job.

Congratulations to all the featured authors.

Yes, tough times indeed. But this is where passion majorly comes into the scene. It's important we understand that we are here primarily to learn and share knowledge. Things will surely get better.

All of you have done a great job, I simply point it out :P

Thank you @writeit!

Haha you are welcome!

We will see. I am optimistic towards the future, but who knows? ;)

Thanks a lot for your support

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Thanks for your support and cool community! This is a great place to sit down with something distilled in the glass and read some of the best materials available on the net! Cheers!

Yeap! Yeap! Finish this one soon 'cause the next issue is just round the corner! ;)

You read too fast! Hahaha thanks! I look forward to it!

Great job everyone!