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Buckyball Google Doodle: 25th anniversary and history of fullerene

It’s not often we see an interactive Google Doodle, and today we see just that with Google’s celebration of the Buckyball, which was first discovered in 1985 and today marks the 25th anniversary of the Bucky Ball.

You can see the Buckyball doodle via google.com, and those that want a little history into the Buckyball will need to look for “fullerene”. Wikipedia has a nice article all about fullerene (aka Buckminsterfullerine molecule) and the Buckyball here.

The discovery was named after Richard Buckminster Fuller, which had been discovered in Rice University, Texas. The group of scientists involved included Richard Smalley, Robert Curl, Sean O’Brien, James Heath, and Harold Kroto.

What do you think of today’s Google Doodle?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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Barry
Barry

Love google. They have my vote to take over the world!

Rolls
Rolls

Buckyballs Are the shit. Go Chemistry and go UW Chem Dept.

Horus
Horus

An amazing man with fantastic/futuristic ideas. The dymaxion map to the spaceship earth ideas are still relevant and to be honest I prefer the Dymaxion map over the normal Winkel as it shows area closer to reality, you can also make a nice globe straight out of it. Shame that football is the only place most people see a fullerene.

Ashley
Ashley

Happy 25th anniversary of Buckyball. Also Richard Buckminster Fuller for creating it!

Horus
Horus

One extremely inventive and inspiring man, from his dymaxion map to his idea on energy sharing. Sleep well Bucky the world misses you.

ILO
ILO

go good google

chucks
chucks

25th anniversary celebration of Buckyball! Great

Happy anniversary from defootballworld.com

Princess Hajii Q

ohh finally its silver jubliee…..congrats fuller….lol…..

hajra kanwal
hajra kanwal

ohh finally its silver jubliee……congrats fuller…

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