Rice University is celebrating both the 50th year anniversary of the laser and the 25th anniversary of nanotechnology. Why? Look to Rice's excellent historical description for the answer. R.C.J.
Here's how Rice describes it: From beams to buckyballs--Happy 50th to the laser, which set the stage for Rice's nano revolution. Twenty-five years after the laser beam came to be, a historic meeting took place at Rice University that led to the discovery of the buckminsterfullerene, the carbon 60 molecule for which two Rice scientists won the Nobel Prize. Now that the buckyball is celebrating its own 25th anniversary, it's worth noting that one wouldn't have happened without the other...Full Text: http://bit.ly/NextGenLog-czPa