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Buckyballs turn 25! Happy Birthday to our favorite soccer shaped molecules!

 
 
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September 10, 2010
Twenty-five years ago this month, researchers first identified buckminsterfullerenes -- a previously undiscovered form of carbon shaped like a tiny soccer ball. Harry Kroto, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery, explains what's been learned about fullerenes since.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129777515
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 07:14 pm
@tsarstepan,
I remember when Bucky was just a wee babe.
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