NewsForge: Kalzium Creator Brings the Periodic Table to Life
Sep 01, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When Carsten Niehaus began studying chemistry and biology in
late 2000, the lack of Linux-compatible reference materials
frustrated him. When his search for an interactive Periodic Table
of Chemical Elements came up empty, he decided to write his own.
Now Kalzium has become a part of the KDE edutainment package and is
used by students, teachers, and researchers worldwide.
"As a teacher in Lower Saxony, Germany, one of Niehaus' main
goals when developing Kalzium (the German word for Calcium) was to
write an application that was both a teaching and a learning