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africaGem Diamond finds 910 carat diamond

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Gem Diamonds has found a 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine in southern Africa. D color Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine …

diamondTwo-Layer Graphene becomes a Diamond-Hard Material on Impact which could make super armor

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Scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, worked to theorize and test how two layers of graphene — each one-atom thick — could be made to transform into a diamond-like material upon impact at …

astronomyStanford lab makes nanodiamond rain but on Uranus and Neptune diamonds would be millions of carats

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Stanford Linear Accelerator Lab (SLAC) scientists were able to observe “diamond rain” for the first time as it formed in high-pressure conditions. Extremely high pressure squeezes hydrogen and carbon found in the interior of these planets to form solid diamonds …

diamondMass Producible Quantum Computers

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A team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Sandia National Laboratories reports a new technique for creating targeted defects in diamond materials, which is simpler and more precise than its predecessors and could benefit diamond-based quantum computing devices. Quantum …

diamondRussia and Venezuela are running out of cash

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Russia’s reserve fund could be depleted in mid-2017, perhaps a few months later,” said Ondrej Schneider, chief economist at the Institute of International Finance. Russia may start building up its Reserve Fund in the second half of 2017, Finance Minister …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyImproved Artificial Intelligence will allow pilots to control drone wingmen

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F-35s, F-22s and other fighter jets will soon use improved “artificial intelligence” to control nearby drone “wingmen” able to carry weapons, test enemy air defenses or perform intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions in high risk areas, senior Air Force officials …

diamondLife, housing and business are following the high speed rail lines in China

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In China’s three big population centres—the areas around Beijing in the north, Shanghai in the east and Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, in the south—life and work have started to follow the sinews of the high-speed rail system. Trains …

australiaCost of US wars from 2001 to 2016 is about $4.79 trillion

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As of August 2016, the US has already appropriated, spent, or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and on Homeland Security (2001 through fiscal year …

diamond‘Pregnancy fluid’ reverses aging bones

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Cells in the amniotic fluid that surrounds a developing baby can revive ageing and weak bones, say UK scientists. The discovery could help babies with genetic diseases, elderly people and even astronauts, they say. The findings in mice, published in …

batteryLondon Fog of 1952 that killed 12000 and had an especially deadly combination of larger sulfate particles and nitrogen dioxide

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The Great Smog, which blanketed London for five days in December 1952, is estimated by some experts to have killed more than 12,000 people and hospitalized 150,000. Thousands of animals also died. “People have known that sulfate was a big …