Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Climbing on Carbon

Not only do regular chemical structures have a certain crystalline beauty about them, they also look like playground equipment. The Carbon Playground at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockville, IL illustrates this concept perfectly. There kids can climb on a buckyball/jungle-gym, a graphene/climbing-wall, and a nanotube/robe-climb. I thought about putting up some stills but the best way to show it is to see children playing on it. Now carbon's nice, but I want to see other elements too ... like a caffeine rocking-horse? Enjoy:

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