Saturday, September 4, 2010

Buckyball in Google logo

"The Buckminsterfullerine molecule was first discovered 25 years ago by a group of scientists at Rice university, Texas, and named after the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, noted for popularising the geodesic dome. A fullerine is any molecule made entirely of carbon...
...The unique chemistry of the family of particles have been widely researched for use in electronics, nanotechnology and many of other fields of science."
This is a quote from a news article The Guardian. Why am I writing this? Today is the 25th anniversary of the 'Buckyball' (that's a nickname for the molecule). And Google is celebrating it.

Did you see the Google logo today?
There's a Buckyball instead of the yellow 'O' in the logo. What's more, it has a fun starting animation and you can spin it around by mousing over it from different directions.

For some reason, it first reminded me of Wolfram|Alpha. Go to the Google homepage now.