Wednesday, September 19, 2012

C-Bond

 IBM Research scientists imaged the bond order and length of individual carbon-carbon bonds in C60
 C the bond
Look closely
Atomic force microscopy
We be C-
Based
From the C
Connected, bonded
You and me
Microscopically
Globally
No matter
What our thoughts
May be
You C?

This discovery fill me with awe and glee.  I mean, it is the coolest thing ever!!  An actual photo of the bonds in a carbon atom--how amazing is that? We can take a photo of atomic bonds--mind blowing really.  All those years looking at and drawing carbon bonds, with hydrogen, etc. yawn--and now a real picture of it!!  Also, just reinforces my belief, we're all part of the same stuff, time for all us peoples to get along.  Happy bonding!!  Inspired by the prompt at poetryjaam.blogspot.com, to look closely.


42 comments:

  1. Happy bonding indeed ... a great marvel of Science :-)

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    1. Hi! I was so happy when Peggy posted this prompt--perfect excuse to celebrate this amazing photo :-) Glad that you enjoyed it too

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  2. Interesting information here. Fascinating photograph. It seems we find more and more ways of connecting with one another and more and more ways that we are connected! Cool poem.

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    1. Hi Mary!! Thank you very much--so glad you enjoyed it too. Love that connection :-)

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  3. You really did look very closely!! it is amazing what they can take a photo of these days. I like the way you played with the C in your poem. Lovely.

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    1. Hi Peggy! Thought your photographer side might enjoy this. Thank you for the visit and wonderful comments :-)

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  4. It has always fascinated me that we are so much more than we even know we re. When you think even the greatest minds, only use 1/3rd of our brains, imagine what we would be capable of, if we knew how to use the whole brain. We truly are an amazing species, and like you, I wish we would all just wake up and realise we are all the same. We may look different but, we aren't so different at all, really.
    Fabulous pic and I really picked up on your excitement too. Like you, I love discovering the answers to so many of life's mysteries, both modern and ancient. :)

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  5. Brenda!! I knew you would get this. :-) Thank you for such a delightful (emphasis on the "full") comment. Life is fascinating, and that wonder is part of what keeps eyes wide and noses twitching, great stuff!

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  6. wow how cool is that....love the science connection in this....there is so much for us to discover in that realm as well...the micro micro....cool to find them too...smiles. i C

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    1. Hi Brian! I knew you would "C" Thank you so much for the shared wonder and fun. Always appreciate your visits *big smiles*

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  7. I loved this!! Both the poem and the implications it raises. And the photo is pretty cool too!

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    1. Hi Barbara! So glad you stopped by, and enjoyed this bit of science wonder and poetry--Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Esther!! Wonderful to see you, thank you so much for responding to my invite :-) Hugs to you <3

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  9. Oh I thought this was a cool write!! And I do love the picture--Very CCCCoool

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    1. Hi Audrey--Welcome!! Thank you so much for networking me in :-) And thank you for your ccoool comments :-)

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  10. I C...very creatively done ~ I agree we are all connected ~ Thanks for sharing ~

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    1. Hi Grace! So glad you enjoyed this. I thought you might :-) Thank you!

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  11. It is so very amazing that new technology allows us to see what has only before been theorized and made into amazingly accurate mathematical formulas.... But Sara, the truly amazing thing to me - and has been all of my life - is exactly how similar the single atom is to a solar system. It has a nucleus, (the star in the center) and several planetary bodies circling it. It creates covalent bonds by sharing one of those planetary orbits with another atom or system, or what we might see as a comet which returns exactly periodically. Some say such scientific comparison is devils work, attempting to remove God from life. But I say just the opposite: Knowing that the very smallest possible physical unit inside of our bodies operates in the exact same way as the very largest physical unit that we can even comprehend is definite proof that God structured this world with one design. And how wonderfully beautiful this world and universe are.... BTW... "Atomic Force Microscopy...." Awesome collection of words!!!!!!

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    1. John, your exuberant, intelligent comment completely made my day. I absolutely agree. Scientific research just makes us more aware of the miracle of life. Love your analogy/analysis with the solar system. My artist friend also pointed out that it looks like a lotus blossom seed pod:-) I can't, take credit for the atom force microscopy, that's actually the name of the microscopic method they used to see the bonds :-) Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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  12. Oh, yes! This is a wonderful "closer look" I can C! You brightened up my morning, Sara!

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    1. Mariya!! So nice to see you. Good morning! Glad that you C:-) and very happy to have brightened your morning your comment really brightened mine:-)

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  13. Very cool discovery. Love your play on words. I C too :) It's true that science can actually bring us closer to God and appreciate the miracle of life more. Nice poem and photo :) I like the bonding and connection as well

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    1. Hi Loredana! Great to see you again :-) Very glad that you enjoyed the poem and that you C too! Thank you for your wonderful words.

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  14. Love this Sara! I've always thought that science had a poetry all its own, and you've helped show that in a wonderful way. Certainly helps reinforce the idea that everything in the universe is connected. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. Hi Mary M! I love that thought of science having a poetry all it's own. Thank you so much!

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  15. This is really fascinating!!! And quite ingenious of you to focus on it for the close-up look!!!

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    1. Helen, always great to see you! And so glad you enjoyed the close up look--I just love this stuff :-) and *blush* thx for the "ingenious" comment

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  16. Wow. That IS amazing! Cool idea, to look closely at an atom!

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    1. Hi Sherry! So wonderful to see you (C you?) :-) Thank you for joining in the wonder and amazement.

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  17. I see
    you C
    we all see
    microscopically.

    :)

    Fun poem!

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    1. Hi Rachel!! Fun answer! made me laugh and smile-C you later :-)

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  18. Sara, ever since the Human Genome Project and some articles about quantum physics and string theory, I have become fascinated with science. I also know scientists here in Madison (through UW) who say that science brings them closer to the Creator. Deists, not theists. I love the universal message your writing brings here. LOVE IT. Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/09/20/justice-for-women-in-oppressed-regimes/

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    1. Hi Amy! Great to see you and your thoughtful powerful words. Love your support and poetry
      Thank you :-)

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  19. Hi Claudia! Yes, that's what I said when I first saw it:-)

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  20. the image IS awesome, but your words are moreso ~ at the most basic level we ARE the same!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you agree :-)

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  21. C as in cool picture and like how you relate it to not just the micro but all us C based beings :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed the "C" :-)

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