Season 23, Episode 8 The Race to Catch Buckyball
First Aired: December 19, 1995
Following scientists' competitive search for a newly theorized stable form of pure carbon named after Buckminster Fuller for its structural similarity to Fuller's geodesic domes. Included: "buckyball" implications for superconductors and cleaner fuels; controversies concerning the theory.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
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- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)