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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: How do I measure watch battery life?
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 16:02:11 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 18:09:03 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Peter Nolan
wrote (in ) about 'How do I measure watch battery life?', on Mon,
16 Sep 2002:
>Harry Kroto of the University of Sussex in the UK discoverd C60 or
>Buckminster Fullerene(after a guy called Buckminster Fuller who was an
>American architect if I remember correctly who first designed the
>shape that C60 turned out to have)
> as it also called. He won the Nobel
>Prize along with two American physicists who built a system that
>enabled Harry Kroto to finally nail down what this mysterious
>substance was. The point is that the first evidence for this magical
>new form of carbon was stumbled upon by astronomers by accident.
I've not heard that before. Just like helium was first discovered in the
Sun's spectrum. (It emits a prominent yellow line very close to the
sodium yellow doublet, so in terrestrial minerals it was not noticed.)
>Kroto's campaign is one of the best examples I know of how great
>science is done.
The early history of spectroscopy was littered with serendipitous
discoveries. Don't knock it!
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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