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14 min., music: Jēkabs Nīmanis and colleagues

They say that Mendeleev saw his periodic table of chemical elements in a dream. It is hard to imagine a dream like that. Maybe the table appeared all at once, maybe in groups or periods. Did he see also the elements that were discovered later? The synthesizing of the last one - Ununseptium - was announced only in 2010.

Combining the discovery of the table and that of the elements, makes this scene: one by one cells light up in the chronological order of the discovery of the chemical elements (first copper, thousands of years ago, then gold, lead etc.), forming the shape of Mendeleev’s table. Each second represents 10 years. Thus the story of discoveries that lasted thousands of years is told in a mere quarter of an hour.