Transparency and translucency
In the field of optics, transparency (also called pellucidity or diaphaneity) is the physical property of allowing light to pass through the material without being scattered. On a macroscopic scale (o...
Transparency and translucency - Wikipedia
Reliable and extremely fast quantum calculations with germanium transistors
Transistors based on germanium can perform calculations for future quantum computers. This discovery by the team of Menno Veldhorst is reported in Nature.
Giant 910 carat diamond found in Lesotho
One of the world's largest diamonds has been found in Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up...
1,109-carat diamond sells for 53 million dollars
1,109-carat diamond found in Botswana has sold for a whopping 53 million dollars at Sotheby’s
Most EXPENSIVE Diamonds In The World!
Check out the most expensive diamonds in the world! You won't believe how much money the rare and valuable jewelry stones on this top list are worth! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB ...
Diamonds are neither rare, nor valuable.
Diamonds are neither rare, nor valuable.
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There's nothing scientific about demonizing carbon dioxide.
Kim Kardashian robbery: How do you sell high-profile diamonds? - BBC News
Kim Kardashian's robbers made off with $10 million worth of jewels, but how easy is it to sell on diamonds belonging to one of the world's most famous people?
Scientists find a way to convert Carbon Dioxide from air into fuel
Researchers have discovered a process that takes Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the air and converts it into methanol (CH3OH) with the help of a homogeneous catalyst.
New Form of Carbon Is Harder than Diamonds
A new form of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, was discovered which allows production of diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air. Graphite and diamonds ...
Researchers Find New Phase Of Carbon, Make Diamond At Room Temperature
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed...
Scientists make room-temperature diamonds
Most diamonds are made under unique conditions -- natural or man-made -- involving extreme heat and pressure. But researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new diamond-like phas...
World’s Second-Largest Diamond Unearthed in Botswana
If diamonds are a girl's best friend, this one is her BFF. The second-largest gem-quality diamond known to man has been discovered in Botswana, Vancouver Lucara Diamond Corporation announced today. ...
Is the Deep Earth churning out diamonds?
Diamonds may not be quite as rare as you think, scientists report. “Diamond formation in the deep Earth—the very deep Earth—may be a more common process than we thought,” says Johns Hopkins Universit...
Assassinations, Curses, and Stolen Jewels: The 'Blue Diamond Affair' Is Still Darkening Saudi-Thai Relations
Some 25 years ago, a lowly Thai gardener found himself working in a grand palace in Saudi Arabia, half way across the world from his home village. Kriangkrai Techamong mainly tended the lush palace gr...
Diamonds Could Help Detect Early Stage Cancers, University Of Sydney Researchers Say
Diamonds could play a vital role in helping to detect cancers in their earliest stages, new research shows. Physicists from the University of Sydney have devised a way to make nanoscale, synthetic dia...
Reliable and extremely fast quantum calculations with germanium transistors
Transistors based on germanium can perform calculations for future quantum computers. This discovery by the team of Menno Veldhorst is reported in Nature.
Star of Asia
The Star of Asia is a large, 330 carat cabochon-cut star sapphire currently located at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The stone originates from the Mogok mines of Burma. The gem...
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Exploration diamond drilling
Exploration diamond drilling is used in the mining industry to probe the contents of known ore deposits and potential sites. By withdrawing a small diameter core of rock from the orebody, geologists ...
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Petra Diamonds
Petra Diamonds Ltd is a diamond mining group headquartered in Jersey. It has a diversified portfolio, with interests in eight producing mines in South Africa and Tanzania and an exploration programme ...
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Yarrie mine
The Yarrie mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 90 kilometres north-east of Marble Bar.The mine is majority-owned (85 percent) and operated by BHP Billiton, and...
Sir Carl Meyer 1st Baronet
Sir Carl Ferdinand Meyer, 1st Baronet (23 December 1851 – 18 December 1922) was a British banker and mining magnate.
Meyer was born in Hamburg, Germany, the second son of Siegmund Meyer and Elise ...
Blackdamp
Blackdamp (also known as stythe or choke damp) is an asphyxiant, reducing the available oxygen content of air to a level incapable of sustaining human or animal life. It is not a single gas but a mix...
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Arsenic trisulfide
Arsenic trisulfide is the inorganic compound with the formula As2S3. This bright yellow solid is a well known mineral orpiment (Latin: auripigment), has been used as a pigment, and has played a role ...
Arsenic trisulfide - Wikipedia
Diamonds - Diamonds Aren't Forever
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science More about this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qjnqc Professor Al-Khalili uncovers tales of success and heartache i...
Potassium cyanate
Potassium cyanate is an inorganic compound with the formula KOCN (sometimes denoted KCNO). It is a colourless solid. It is used to prepare many other compounds including useful herbicide. Worldwide ...
Potassium cyanate - Wikipedia
Letlhakane diamond mine
The Letlhakane diamond mine is a diamond mine located in Botswana about 190 kilometers (120 mi) west of the city of Francistown. Letlhakane, meaning "little reeds", is owned by Debswana, a partne...
Antwerp diamond district
4°25′07″E / 51.214425°N 4.418625°E / 51.214425; 4.418625Antwerp's diamond district, also known as the Diamond Quarter (Diamantkwartier), and dubbed the Square Mile is an area ...
Antwerp diamond district - Wikipedia
Barium fluoride
Barium fluoride (BaF2) is a chemical compound of barium and fluorine. It is a solid which can be a transparent crystal. It occurs in nature as the mineral frankdicksonite.
The solid adopts the flu...