Radioactive buckyballs from Fukushima invade California beaches
Buckyballs are named are named after Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller, the geometer of mind and nature whose studies of shapes and forms led researchers to dub a class of nanotech-shaped molecular structures buckminsterfullerenes, “buckyballs” for short, because of their resemblance to Fuller’s geodesic dome.
Here’s a picture we shot of Bucky with one of his geodesic structures, shot for our first book, Fuller’s Earth, a Day with Bucky and the Kids.
The reason we’ve called the radioactive buckyball a Fuller nightmare is because Bucky told us that nature’s already discovered the right distance between humans and nuclear power: 93 million miles. The distance between Fukushima and the Berkeley shoreline is considerably less.