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The Buckyball: An Excruciatingly Researched Report

•, Craig Segawa
 A few years ago, scientists made an exciting breakthrough that could
revolutionize the world of science, with particular emphasis on chemistry.
Called buckminsterfullerene, or the buckyball, for short, this newly-discovered
molecule has scientists the world over scrambling to find new and unusual uses
for this unique molecular oddity.

      Buckminsterfullerene may sound a bit unscientific as a name, but it is
the perfect tribute to the designer of the geodesic dome, R. Buckminster
Fuller. Fuller pioneered architecture by creating such domes, known for their
lightness, strength, and characteristic shape. Epcot Center in Walt Disney
World, Florida, is arguably the most notable geodesic dome structure.

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