Today’s Google Doodle: BuckyballCategory: Computers
Here’s another interactive doodle from Google.
After fascinating us with a fully playable Pacman complete with all the sounds and lights and score during Pacman’s 30th anniversary last May 22, 2010, Google today has in its homepage a doodle that replaces one of the letter o’s with a rotating spherical orange ball.
You can actually twist and turn the ball with your mouse pointer.
That ball is a buckyball and Google is honoring its discovery 25 years ago today.
Well, what exactly is a buckyball?
A buckyball or fullerene is any molecule composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube. Fullerenes are similar in structure to graphite, which is composed of stacked graphene sheets of linked hexagonal rings; but they may also contain pentagonal (or sometimes heptagonal) rings.
Yeah right, whatever that means.
Visit its wikipedia entry to find out more about buckyball.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.