Buckyballs Is Clearing Out Its Banned Rare-Earth Magnets

While there may be a way to get around the impending rare-earth toy magnet ban, it seems like the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision will end the Buckyball's run as everyone's favorite desk toy. What does this mean? It means there's a lot of old stock that needs to get into people's hands before Zen… » 12/19/12 11:29am 12/19/12 11:29am

The Government's Magnet Ban Might Actually Be Easy To Circumvent

As you might have heard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is working hard to ban those sets of tiny magnets after a handful of reports of them being swallowed by children who then require surgery to have them removed. But it turns out that companies like Zen Magnets and Buckyballs might still be able to sell… » 11/23/12 8:00pm 11/23/12 8:00pm

Study Kicks Nanotech Right in the Buckyballs

Just last week, we heard that carbon nanotubes could be as dangerous as asbestos. Now a new study takes another damning shot at nanotechnology, this time at the sector's golden child, buckyballs. Hollow balls of carbon that are promising for everything from fighting cancer to coating paint, a recent study found that… » 5/28/08 11:20am 5/28/08 11:20am