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NewsForge: Kalzium Creator Brings the Periodic Table to Life

Sep 01, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

"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 tool..."

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