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A Fullerene Molecule with 320 Carbon Atoms
I created this image using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which is available here.
Posted in Science and Scientists
Tagged buckyball, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, science
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An EightyAtom 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.
Testing a Climate Change Claim: Does Burning a Gallon of Gasoline Really Put Twenty Pounds of Carbon Dioxide Into the Atmosphere?
When I read, recently, that “every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” (source) I reacted with skepticism. Twenty pounds? That seemed a bit high … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Mathematics, Politics, Science and Scientists
Tagged car, carbon, carbon dioxide, chemistry, climate, climate change, driving, environment, environmental science, gasoline, global warming, hydrocarbon, oil, science
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A 240Atom Fullerene, and Related Polyhedra
The most wellknown fullerene has the shape of a truncated icosahedron, bestknown outside the world of geometry as the “futbol” / “football” / “soccer ball” shape — twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, all regular. The formula for this molecule is C60. … Continue reading
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Tagged allotrope, C240, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, geodesic, geometry, Mathematics, molecule, polyhedra, polyhedron, science, sphere
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