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Small is Big @ Rice: the World's Largest Nanotube Model (2005)
part of:Rice U. Historical Shorts
length: 29 minutes

This program documents the construction (primarily by Rice students) of a 1,000+ foot long nanotube model that ultimately stretched from Fondren Library through the Sallyport and across the lawn in front of Lovett Hall. Official judges, a City Councilman and a Nanotechnology student leading a "Nano Cheer" highlight the award ceremony. Nobel Prizewinner Rick Smalley speaks about the discovery of the Bucky Ball and refers to the Nanotube Model project as a "wonderfully silly event." Only at Rice...

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