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reality mimicking abstraction

06.1.13 @ 04:47:34 pacific

you know those drawings of benzene rings and the like that describe carbon atoms and the bonds connecting them? those shapes aren’t mere abstractions. when viewed through an atomic force microscope, it turns out that molecules assume the exact textbook shapes we’ve come to expect. you can even distinguish single, double and triple bonds! we live in an ever more amazing world.


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