Saturday, September 04, 2010

Playing Buckyball by myself the day Wisconsin Badgers play Buckyball in Vegas

While the Wisconsin Badgers open their season today by playing Buckyball in Las Vegas, I'm playing Buckyball by myself at home -- courtesy of Google. They marked the 25th anniversary of the Buckyball -- the eponymous and now ubiquitous carbon molecule whose discovery led to the whole nanotechnology industry -- by incorporating one into their logo. It's an interactive animation that you control with your cursor. The faster you swipe across it, the faster it spins. You can also slow it down, make it change direction or make it stop entirely. Go Bucky(ball)!

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