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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
C60 - the Buckminsterfullerene
Buckminsterfullerene - now there's a new word for
your nanotechnology lexicon. It happens to be the name for carbon 60 (C60, Buckyball), the third form of carbon,
after diamond and graphite, discovered in 1985 by Richard Smalley, Harold Kroto and Robert Curl. It won them the
Nobel Prize in 1996. Mr. Buckminster Fuller was the architect of the geodesic dome shell model with a hollow core
that bears his name.