SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER
FULLER 
TETRAHEDRA 
GEOMETRY 

If the radii of identical closepacked atoms
have a value of 1, then the distance between their centers is equal to 2. 
It then follows that a basic unit vector of a
tetrahedron formed by these atoms would also equal 2. 
If a tetrahedron is made out of unit vectors
with a value of 2, then the edges of a cube containing this tet must have
a value of the
square root of 2 or 1.4142136. 
This is how to convert from our present
artificial 90 degree cubical system of measuring to nature's much simpler 60 degree
coordinate system. 
For further information see:
Synergetics 
R Buckminster Fuller 
pp
5889 
1975 
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