Harry Kroto

Sep. 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

Twenty-five years ago this month, researchers first identified buckminsterfullerenes -- chemical structures shaped like tiny carbon soccer balls.

chemistry, buckyballs, buckminsterfullerene, c60

Sep. 25, 2009

Building Science Education

How can educators make science more relevant, interesting, and teachable in the classroom?

school, education, learning

Mar. 20, 2009

Nobel Chemist Harry Kroto and Buckyballs

We'll talk with chemist Harry Kroto about his discovery of buckyballs in the 1980s, and about new nano applications today, such as buckypaper.

chemistry, materials, fullerenes, carbon

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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