Diamonds cutting environmental impact
Diamonds are known as a girl's best friend due to their splendid sparkle, but they are also held in very high regard by industrialists, who prize their unmatched density, excellent thermal conduction and other properties.
Clues included in diamonds
A study of Brazilian diamonds by Earth scientists from the University of Bristol has found that tiny inclusions in the diamonds contain traces of oceanic crust and sedimentary rocks, formed originally on the ...
Gem of an idea: A flexible diamond-studded electrode implanted for life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diamonds adorning tiaras to anklets are treasures but these gemstones inside the body may prove priceless.
Scientists' work improves odds of finding diamonds
While prospectors and geologists have been successful in finding diamonds through diligent searching, one University of Houston professor and his team's work could help improve the odds by focusing future searches in particular ...
Shocking results from diamond anvil cell experiments (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- At first, nanoshocks may seem like something to describe the millions of aftershocks of a large earthquake.
Diamonds and the holy grail of quantum computing
Since Richard Feynman's first envisioned the quantum computer in 1982, there have been many studies of potential candidates -- computers that use quantum bits, or qubits, capable of holding an more than one value at a time ...
Promising results in treating depression
Only 6 percent of Minnesotans treated for depression at primary care clinics report that they're free of symptoms within six months, according to a new report by MN Community Measurement, a health-care quality group.
'BC5' material shows superhard, superconducting potential
What could be better than diamond when it comes to a superhard material for electronics under extreme thermal and pressure conditions? Quite possibly BC5, a diamond-like material with an extremely high boron content that ...
Physicists set guidelines for qubit candidates
Affordable Fuel Cells May Get Boost From Artificial Diamonds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using specialized cubic zirconia or artificial diamonds, scientists from Nanjing Normal University in China and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory designed a membrane that could allow solid ...
Made to order diamonds hold key to stunning laser discoveries
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diamond is best known for being a prized gem and the hardest cutting element available, but now thanks to research being carried out at Macquarie University it is also proving to be a super ...
Tiny diamond sparklers may hold the key to big advances in biomedical imaging technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers, led by Macquarie University Associate Professor James Rabeau, have discovered that the properties of light emitted from tiny isolated nano-diamonds are completely different ...
Scientists scent breakthrough in truffle trafficking
One of Europe's gastronomic jewels, the fabled black Perigord truffle, has been genetically unravelled, a feat that could doom fakers who pass off inferior truffles as the real thing, scientists said on Sunday.
Naval research laboratory takes a close look at unique diamonds
The song says that "diamonds are a girl's best friend," but scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are finding that diamonds are a researcher's best friend too.