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a lightweight dome constructed of interlocking polygons

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Geodesic structures proved to be remarkably strong and light, and Fuller finally achieved technical and financial success by promoting them for use in unusual architectural situations: as train maintenance sheds, as portable helicopter shelters (light enough to be carried by the helicopters themselves), as radar installations for the Distant Early Warning Line along the Arctic Circle, and as exhibition spaces--the most famous of which was the US pavilion for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal.
A fundamental role in this approach is the link between the geodesic structure and the field equations of the theory before and after the dimensional reduction process.
Glaucoma develops when the system breaks down and Professor Grierson thinks this is caused by the geodesic structures in the cell.
This new approach can be seen in action at the Eden Project in Cornwall, where despite the high degree of standardization of the hexagonal modules of the geodesic structures, special shapes are needed to take up irregularities in the ground contours of the former claypit site, and at the points of intersection of the domes.
Researchers now refer to these and related hypothetical molecules as "fullerenes" for their resemblane to the geodesic structures popularized by the engineer and designer R.
To make the grid 'smarter' and capable of addressing the need to decarbonize generation sources and enable end-user energy efficiency, utilities will have to improve observability and controllability of their networks, while transforming them into geodesic structures that intersperse a variety of distributed energy resources--some owned and operated by consumers," according to Zarko Sumic, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner, Inc.