Category Archives: Science and Scientists

Thoughts on Colonizing Space

[Image found here.] It is no secret than I am not a fan of our current president, Donald Trump. I’ve been watching him carefully, and have found exactly one point of agreement with the man: humans should colonize the planet … Continue reading

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A Fullerene Molecule with 320 Carbon Atoms

I created this image using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which is available here.

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Beautiful, Clean . . . Coal?!?

Type “beautiful clean” into Google, and it suggests these endings to the phrase: There is no such thing as “beautiful clean coal” — coal is actually, of all energy sources, the most harmful to the environment, as scientists have shown … Continue reading

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Pluto and Charon, Adorning an Icosidodecahedron

  Images obtained by NASA’s New Horizons space probe. Geometrical rendering done using Stella 4d, available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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Polyhedral Radiation Symbol

Software used: Stella 4d, available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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An Eighty-Atom Fullerene Molecule

The fullerene molecule that gets the most attention is C60, so I’m giving C80 a little bit of the spotlight, for balance. I made this using polyhedral modeling software called Stella 4d; you can try it for yourself at this website.

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A “Thumbs Up” for Google Classroom

This is my 22nd year of teaching, but my first year using Google Classroom. We’re finding it to be a useful tool. This, for example, is the diagram for the Atwood’s machine lab we are doing in Pre-AP Physical Science, … Continue reading

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