Buckminsterfullerene molecule. Computer graphic of buckminsterfullerene (C60), a structural form (allotrope) of carbon. The carbon (C) atoms (green spheres) are bonded together as pentagon or hexagon structures. These in turn are connected to form the ball structure. The first fullerene was discovered in 1985. Since then, fullerenes have been synthesised that range from 36 to 540 carbon atoms in size. Their novel physical and chemical properties can be exploited to make new catalysts, lubricants and superconductors
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Empress of India, Lord Lytton, Viceroy of India, reading Her Majesty's Telegram to the Delhi Assemblage (engraving)
1059442 Empress of India, Lord Lytton, Viceroy of India, reading Her Majesty's Telegram to the Delhi Assemblage (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Empress of India, Lord Lytton, Viceroy of India, reading Her Majesty's Telegram to the Delhi Assemblage. Illustration for The Graphic, 3 February 1877.); Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection
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Empire Day - Union Jack sent from England to Australia
A Union Jack flag, sent by the girls and boys of the Blackley Municipal School in Manchester to those of Wellington Road School, Adelaide, Australia, as a mark of the bond between Britain and Australia on Empire Day. Empire Day was instigated by the Earl of Meath and celebrated on Queen Victoria's birthday, May 24th each year. The day was focused on children and aimed to educate them about the Empire and recognise the ties between nations within the British Empire.
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