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Nanotechnology

The technology that controls products at the atomic or molecular state. Nanotechnology has uses in information technology, heavy industry and energy.
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85) According to Zucker, Buckyballs "were never intended, designed or marketed for children; so we labeled them for ages 13+ to make that clear.
Los Alamos study, researchers studied plain buckyballs, as well as two
Buckminster Fuller, who designed the 1967 Montreal World Exhibition geodesic dome, buckyballs consist of a combination of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a sphere of interlocking hexagons and pentagons.
Buckyballs readily absorb and release electrons, and so may be superior to the lead-acid battery for storing energy.
They produced a brown, spongy material in which hydrophobic (water-avoiding) buckyballs forced the hydrophilic (waterseeking) amines to the outside, where passing carbon dioxide could bind to the exposed nitrogen.
Second, buckyballs gave rise to some extremely unusual electrical behavior.
So, the search turned to finding a way to "build" a buckyball from scratch.
In rocks from the P-T boundary the scientists found fullerenes, more commonly known as buckyballs.
Buckyballs to the rescue: The molecule that won its discoverers this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry may also someday win a bodily battle against bacteria.
Since then, chemists have synthesized some 5,000 variants of the buckyball, including elongated spheroids, sheets of carbon and microscopic tubes.
The classic fullerene, or buckyball, contains 60 or more hexagonal carbon atoms arranged as a sphere with pentagonal gaps between them.
These molecules, part of a class called fullerenes, were touted as the next big thing in electronics; yet after a quarter century, nobody has a buckyball running an iPhone.