What do bees, soccer balls and a roller have in common

I could not resist this comparison and sharing it. Here are three images that are related to Hexagon. 

                           A bees nest

                          A bees nest

                   Soccer ball 

                  Soccer ball 

 This is one of the many dozens of beryllium rollers used in the Hexagon film path. They were 7.1 inches long and the film was 6.6 inches wide. Small roller bearings were attached at each end  of the roller. The rollers were hollow and extremely light. 

This is one of the many dozens of beryllium rollers used in the Hexagon film path. They were 7.1 inches long and the film was 6.6 inches wide. Small roller bearings were attached at each end  of the roller. The rollers were hollow and extremely light.