Carbon For Archimedes (2)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 15:02 in Earth & Climate

Archimedes steps in again.  The MacTutor tells us that “Archimedes considered his most significant accomplishments were those concerning a cylinder circumscribing a sphere, and he asked for a representation of this together with his result on the ratio of the two, to be inscribed on his tomb.” And one year after it was told us how to produce carbon spheres in relative abundance (at least, enough to buy a decent quantity from your laboratory chemical supplier), along comes Sumio Iijima telling us how to make cylinders.  read more

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