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Four Reasons Why This “Lost Invention” is Valuable

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Four Reasons Why This “Lost Invention” is Valuable

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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The Life Aquatic: We Spotlight Bucky's Astounding Submarisle

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The Life Aquatic: We Spotlight Bucky's Astounding Submarisle

You may have thought today was an ordinary day. Little did you know, something extraordinary happened 57 years ago: a man with a dream took steps to make that dream a reality. The man? Buckminster Fuller. That dream? To make an underwater island. That’s right—on June 8, 1959, Buckminster Fuller filed his patent for his “Submarisle,” or “underwater island.” While this idea might seem outlandish, Fuller actually developed the idea for purely practical reasons: he wanted to develop a less expensive way to conduct offshore drilling. This “island” would be floating and fully submersible, attached to a fixed rig dug into...

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Celebrate World Environment Day with Buckminster Fuller

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Celebrate World Environment Day with Buckminster Fuller

On June 5th we’ll be celebrating World Environment Day. It’s the United Nations most important day to encourage worldwide awareness of environmental protection. It’s only fitting, then, that we take a look at some of the greatest--if underutilized--energy-saving ideas created by Buckminster Fuller. Geodesic Domes   When you think of Bucky Fuller, you think of the dome. What really appealed to Bucky was the fact that a geodesic dome’s interlocking triangular beams were far stronger than their rectangular counterparts. When you apply pressure to one side of a rectangle it buckles under the weight and folds in on itself. A...

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The Big Screen, the Stage, and Beyond: Bucky is Back!

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The Big Screen, the Stage, and Beyond: Bucky is Back!

We always love when we have reasons to talk about the late, great Buckminster Fuller. In case you haven’t seen our older blog posts, Bucky was a passionate American architect, prolific inventor, and author who devoted his life to the betterment of the world. As Bucky’s life and ideas take to the screen and stage this spring, it’s apparent that even the Earth was not enough to contain his ideas. Fittingly, Buckminster Fuller is ready to take you on a journey past Earth and far beyond, speeding through the universe. Take a look at how Bucky is still changing the...

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