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2011-04-08 07:05:00

A British astrophysicist and cosmologist known for his studies into the origins of the universe and its future was awarded one of the world's top religious awards this week for his work in exploring life's spiritual dimension. Martin Rees, 68, who is an expert on the extreme physics of black holes and the Big Bang, is the recipient of the $1.6 million 2011 Templeton Prize, announced by the John Templeton Foundation on Wednesday. Rees was chosen for the award because of the nature of his...

2010-07-22 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) They are named for their resemblance to architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic...

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2010-07-22 14:15:00

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago. They are named for their resemblance to architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, which have interlocking circles on the surface of a partial sphere. Buckyballs were thought to float around in space, but had escaped detection until now. "We found what are...

2010-04-09 13:02:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Rice University are celebrating the 25th anniversary of a breakthrough that has advanced technology in fields from medicine to baseball. Lockheed Martin is sponsoring the Year of the Nano, Rice's celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the buckminsterfullerene molecule -- the "buckyball" -- that enables nanotechnology. The buckyball, a perfect, soccer ball-shaped molecule of 60 carbon atoms, is one of the...

2010-02-19 11:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Division of Research will present the 2010 Nobel Laureate Lecture on Friday, February 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Libby and Harry Dodson Auditorium in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Professor Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto, Ph.D. is the 1996 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the Francis Eppes Professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida...

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2008-10-17 13:40:00

Researchers at Florida State University say a material commonly known as "buckypaper" could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made. Buckypaper, which resembles ordinary carbon paper, is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. But unlike conventional composite materials, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass. "All those things...

2008-08-18 18:00:37

By MEREDITH PRICE LEVITT Nanotechnology takes the concept of small to new heights. Derived from the Greek word nanos, which means dwarf, nanotechnology deals with structures that are approximately one- billionth of a meter in size. That's about 1,000 times smaller than the diameter of one human hair. The applications for this technology are far-reaching - including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, microelectronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, photo catalysts and sports...

2005-10-28 19:15:00

HOUSTON -- Rice University professor Richard Smalley, who shared a 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry for the discovery of "buckyballs," has died of cancer at the age of 62, the university said on Friday. Buckyballs, short for buckminsterfullerenes, were a form of carbon that had 60 atoms arranged in a hollow sphere and whose discovery in 1985 opened the way for the development of the field of nanotechnology. Smalley, fellow Rice chemist Robert Curl and British chemist Harold Kroto shared the...

2005-10-03 14:58:27

Nobel Laureate Sir Professor Harold Kroto from Florida State University, US, was invited to deliver the plenary lecture on "Some New Insights into the Mechanisms of Fullerene and Nanotube Formation". Sir Harold Kroto discussed the exciting birth of C60, a new form of carbon. Its discovery had ignited the scientific community and led to many new fields of research in the nanotechnology world. The plenary lecture attracted around 500 people including professors and students from the University...

2004-11-30 15:00:14

NOBEL Prize-winning chemist Professor Sir Harry Kroto is to return his honorary degree to Exeter University in protest at plans to close the institution's chemistry department. Sir Harry received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996.


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