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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\tThe Greater sage-grouse makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year from late February to May, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.

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