SteemSTEM Distilled #67

in steemstem •  10 months ago 

Welcome to the 67th 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.

Monday - Wednesday

Introduction to Cryptography I: Encryption (Pt. 4 - Block Ciphers/Modes of Operation)

Our week opens with a very interesting post by @lemony-cricket. Do you want to learn more about encryption? Then this is a piece you should read!

Smart Cards, A chip with so much applications

@henrychidiebere has written a great post on smart cards. How many applications does this technology have in our lives? The answer is a lot and for more information you now know which post to read.

Wednesday - Friday

Particle physics - exercise 1d solution

And for the physics lovers coming up next a particle physics post by @irelandscape that you will love!

Need For Approval & External Validation

Who doesn't love @abigail-dantes' psychology posts? This week she writes about our search for validation and approval from others. Why is it that we seek confirmation from our environment to define our "self value"? @abigail-dantes explains it all very well!

Saturday - Sunday

Which is better for your solar system installation; PWM or MPPT charge controller

Some more technology for you is here with a great post by @sunkanmi02 discussing the two alternatives for you solar system installation. Which one is best? Read his post and find out.

Schistosomiasis; An Overview of a Neglected Tropical Disease

And our week closes with an interesting health post by @herbayomi. The topic? Schistosomiasis, a disease easily spread through contaminated freshwater especially in tropical areas. If you want to learn more, you shouldn't miss 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 July 8 to July 15, we rewarded 155 different authors who have written a total of 222 different articles. The 121 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:

@abdulmath, @abigail-dantes, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @akiripromise, @albatar, @alexbeyman, @amestyj, @anaestrada12, @ancolie, @anyes2013, @ari16, @astromaniac, @astrophoto.kevin, @aximot, @azulear, @cataplum, @charitybot, @chloroform, @clement.poiret, @conficker, @cryptoitaly, @dber, @deathbatter, @dedicatedguy, @digitalplayer, @djoi, @dragibusss, @drifter1, @egotheist, @eleonardo, @eliaschess333, @elocuenciadsnuda, @elvigia, @emperorhassy, @endopediatria, @ennyta, @erh.germany, @eurogee, @fancybrothers, @felixrodriguez, @filotasriza3, @florae, @ftxft, @funmiakinpelu, @gaescla, @germanmontero, @golddeejay, @gra, @herbayomi, @heros, @highonthehog, @hogarcosmico, @ideas-abstractas, @iguana78, @insight-out, @iradyjr, @irelandscape, @issavets, @jfermin70, @joelagbo, @josedelacruz, @joseg, @khrisaeroth, @kingabesh, @lawkay, @lesshorrible, @lianaakobian, @luiscd8a, @lupafilotaxia, @masterwriter, @menoski, @miroslavrc, @moisesmcardona, @moshroom, @mountainwashere, @mr-aaron, @mr-sakariyau, @mrbreeziewrites, @mscdigital, @nicomax, @olajidekehinde, @olasamuel, @oluwoleolaide, @omaqiin, @osariemen, @pagliozzo, @pangoli, @paololuffy91, @parejan, @phage93, @pmdmunton, @procrastilearner, @quantum-wave, @rharphelle, @rnunez09, @robotics101, @romulexx, @rosemery, @rubies, @samest, @samminator, @saunter, @scarletmedia, @sebbbl, @sonius94, @star-vc, @starrichie, @steempsych, @steepup, @supersoju, @synick, @teekingtv, @thekittygirl, @thurllanie, @trumpman, @tsoldovieri, @ufv, @uma58, @valth, @viannis, @whentone, @writeit, @xbae, @zoneboy

[Credits: @hightouch]

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

See you all next MonTuesday for a new distilled!

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Woot my mentee made it!


:D Thank you for your mentorship! ^_^

Congratulations to the authors and well-done @ruth-girl / #steemstem for supporting good content posts.


Well done to all the community! We wouldn't have made it without all of you! :D

Congrats to all the selected authors! I'm looking forward to reading the posts when I have half an hour to spare ;)

And good job with the selection as always, @ruth-girl. I hope you are doing fine in regards to the forest fire we've been hearing a lot about today.


Thanks a lot @valth!! :)

Fortunately (for me) the fires are nowhere near my area, but the damage and death toll is disheartening...


I'm glad to hear that you are safe at least. But the death toll is just crazy already, and I'm afraid that it will be a lot higher by this time tomorrow. It's such a tragedy :(


It is bad, so far we have almost 80 dead victims and about 200 still missing. People have been organizing and trying to get help to those who lost their houses in the fires (gathering food and medicine or donating blood for the hospitalized ones). At least our humanity was not burnt...


It's really crazy. I'm happy to hear that people are doing their best to help each other out :) How's it going down there these days? The international media has mostly stopped writing about it, so am I right to assume that it's mostly under control by now?

Each time I think I'm aware of all the major people authoring #steemstem articles, distilled comes out and points out a bunch of others I'd somehow missed. Really enjoying how it keeps forging connections in the community.


Oh there is so much good work out there, it's hard to track all of it ;)

Thanks for being here! :D

Great selection this week. Looking forward to reading some of these!

Thanks you for the support to worthy steemians @steemstem. Certainly, the community is grateful to you guys. Congratulations to the authors

STEM contributor


Thank you for the encouraging words @sciencetech! :D

Many thanks to @steemstem and @ruth-girl for supporting quality content on the Steem platform! I am honored to be included! 💙


And thank you for participating in all this! :D

Wow; what an honour it is to make it into Distilled! Thank you to all of the curators, management, honour members, delegators, and all of the community for making Steem a more welcoming place for science and technical knowledge!

I would especially like to thank my SteemSTEM mentor @jpederson96 who provided some awesome feedback on my first couple of posts for SteemSTEM and helped to ensure that they were the best they could be. The mentorship program is one of the most unique and welcoming aspects of the community.

I <3 SteemSTEM ^_^




Guidance is indeed invaluable and apparently you have been a good student :P

Congratulations!! :D

Good job weldone by the team

Nice selection by @ruth-girl
Congratulations to all the selected authors


Thanks @osariemen! It's good to see you here! :D

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Congratulations to all authors. The selected articles are worth it. Had a nice time reading the works of @abigai-dantes and @henrychidiebere.

Thanks for your continuous support @steemstem

@eurogee of @euronation and @steemstem communities


Hell @eurogee! Thank you for always being such a supportive member! :D


Oh! Thank you my dear @eurogee 😃

Steemstem keeps getting better. Month over month I notice improvements.


And that's how things should be working!

See you around @procrastilearner! :D

Another awesome picks by @ruth-girl.
Congrats to all the featured authors and all that received votes.

One word for all.. "Keep Engaging". Okay that was more than one word :D


Hey Sammy, try without a space: KeepEngaging, there you have it, one word :P

Take care! :D


Wow! This is brilliant Ruthie.
But how about "Keep-Engaging"? 😂😂😂

Congratulations to all the authors whose posts were selected. Amazing posts they all are. I also commend the curator @ruth-girl and the whole steemstem management. They are all doing a great job.


Thanks a lot! We are all working hard to make this work! :D

My congratulations to all authors. Thanks @steemstem. Regards.

Congratulations to every one that made it!
steemSTEM has given a lot of hope to most people in this community. keep up the good works guys

I see you @herbayomi, congrats bro

Thank you so much to all the members of #steemSTEM!! It has just became my second family which throughout in my journey in #steemit gave me a position by recognizing my skills and passion for space science!! :)

Thank you all once again for showering your love, guidance and support through out my journey and these words are direct from bottom of my heart!! :)

As always #steemSTEM_rocks!! :)

Congratzzzzz ! <3

Excelent selection, congrats to all

Wow!... My post made it this time! Let me dance first, lol.
To the authors of all selected post, I say congratulations!!!
To the entire SteemSTEM community, I salute you all!!!
@ruth-girl continue the good work, you're indeed our super woman.
The community is going greater places, thats for sure!
Long Live #steemSTEM!!!




Thank you bro @osariemen


Congratulations!! You deserve it! :D

Thanks a lot for supporting this community! We need all of you to keep getting better!


Many thanks @ruth-girl
And getting better we will!
Go @steemSTEM Go!!!


Congratulations bro.


Thanks a lot @mr-sakariyau

I am sorry I am late to thank you @ruth-girl and @steemstem for featuring my latest post on the distilled ❤️ It always makes me so happy to be among so many great authors!! THANK YOU 😊🌷

Have already read the article on schistosomiasis. Will have to return later with enhanced VP. Several look intriguing, especially abigail-dantes' post and the blog on solar energy.