Last Chance for Bucky Ball Necklace
When you become a member of BFI at the Dymaxion level or above, you receive a necklace modeled on the buckminsterfullerene, the elegant molecule that affirmed Buckminster Fuller’s life’s work exploring the geometry of nature. Did you catch our story of the buckminsterfullerene a couple weeks ago? In 1985, the chemists Harry Kroto and Richard Smalley embarked on an art project to model a molecule with 60 carbon atoms. With their colleague Robert Curl, they had discovered this molecule by bombarding carbon with lasers to mimic interstellar space. A decade later, they won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery, identifying a third form of carbon alongside graphite and diamond. Read the rest of the story here.