A man named ‘Smalley’ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.

A man named ‘Smalley’ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.

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"Oct. 28, 2005 – Richard Smalley, the Nobel Prize-winning nanotechnology researcher who was also an ardent supporter of commercial nanotechnology development, died today of cancer. He was 62.

Smalley shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Robert Curl and Sir Harry Kroto for discovering the C60 molecule, a soccer ball-shaped form of carbon called buckminsterfullerene, or buckyballs. " [more from Small Times]

A humble tribute to a great man and his contribution to the world. A real pitty he passed away. He was so young. =(
Rest in peace. You will be missed.

More on Buckyballs.
Photo source: 3d Image (requires blue/red lens glasses 8-] )
Nanotech -just around the flickr corner-: Steve Jurvetson´s ‘Nano & Na not’ and his Blog …our Personal Jesus in these topics par excellence.

The talking of the small, is no small talking. (I am very smart at wordplay sometimes ;-P ). Neither the science, nor the business. If you want to know where the world is heading to, I recommend you reading some of the links I pointed at above. I remember I was in 3rd year (1994) reading an article from a business mag, from Peter Drucker in which he was saying something like: "Today everybody thinks that Fuji Film is the biggest competitor to the Eastman-Kodak empire. But Kodak is worried about another company: SONY. They fear digital."

And here we are.

I will never forget that example. IMO, Nanotech is today what Digital was 25 years ago. But of wider and larger scope of impact and relevance, as it is ‘Digital-inside’. As I said once 😉 : Nanotech is the ultimate Eclecticism. |-)

Watcha think, Earthens??? 0-)

20 Replies to “A man named ‘Smalley’ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.”

  1. Oh my God! He died so young! This is really a sad thing that he leaves us so early. With so many finding and advances in nanotech industry, we regret to hear that such a great leader is leaving us. sad………;-(

  2. Hey, Gi…finally got to check out the links. I actually have a print subscription to Small Times! Not my specialty, but an area I’m very interested in. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Happy Halloween!!!!

  3. Awwwgh! Happy Halloween for you to (all)! I´ve been very unpolite of not wishing you creepy and scary celebrations! =) David, I am vey happy to know this. Thanks for sharing! It´s definitely worth every cent. If I could -a question of distance and of money [which becomes a lot more per the distance factor]- I´d also subscribe to this and some other publications, and have mailed books like this one -you´ll also like-, which are not yet down here available, and probably will never be. A pitty. I feel I am in Antartica these days. I can barely put up with the distance -physical and mostly cultural- among South and North lately. Yikes. >:(

  4. Sometimes, beautiful miracles happen. And catch you by surprise. **speechless** Thank you, T, a million. A billion. A trillion… Thanks. Gracias. Merci. Danke. Brigado. Aitäh. Grazie. =D

  5. Some more on Richard from wikipedia -plenty of links-, but on the http://www.betterhumans.com site (cool web check it out)! http://www.betterhumans.com/Wiki/Richard Smalley/Default.aspx

  6. Oh, it´d be cool to have that add set option, but yet you can open a discussion with a link to the whole set (as I did here). Do, please. Nice the icon detail… |-)

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