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Though Buckminster Fuller is well known for his accomplishments in architecture and design, he explored quite a few inventions that never made waves… pun intended. This January 30th marks the anniversary of Bucky Fuller’s patent for the floating breakwater, a device that improved on a traditional design and offered a more efficient and environment-friendly option. Bucky’s patent may have never “splashed,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t admire its unique design. Those long, rocky belts that stretch across large bodies of water — that always get in the way of a good scenic photo — are called breakwaters. They’re built...
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