Tag: Diamond

Earth Cooks Rare Diamonds Out Of Recycled Ocean Floor

Scientists recreated the mysterious conditions deep within the Earth to see how the most precious rocks are formed. It turns out that the planet sucks down the seabed and crushes it to create diamonds.

Earth/Environment May 30, 2019

Diamond Flaws Reveal Secrets Of How Earth's Continents Formed

Tiny imperfections in diamonds make these rocks infinitely more precious to scientists. With these flaws, they unlock the secrets of geological processes, such as the formation of mantle keels.

Earth/Environment April 26, 2019

552-Carat Yellow Diamond Unearthed In Canada Is Largest In North America

The rough 552-carat yellow diamond found at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada in October is about the size of a chicken egg. It is now the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and seventh-largest ever found.

Feature | Science December 15, 2018

Diamonds Are Not So Rare, If You Look Deep Inside Earth

Diamonds are not as rare as previously thought when taking a look at the entire geological picture of the planet. Scientists have discovered over a quadrillion tons of diamonds hidden deep inside the Earth.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

Diamonds In Space Explain Mysterious Glow In Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have identified diamonds as the reason for anomalous microwave emission, a mysterious cosmic glow coming from newborn stars across the Milky Way galaxy. The findings also have implications on the studies of the Big Bang.

Space June 12, 2018

Ice Crystals In Diamonds Reveal There Is Liquid Water In Earth's Mantle

Analysis of diamonds that formed 610 to 800 kilometers below the Earth’s surface revealed ice crystals called ice VII. How do these prove there is liquid water in the Earth's mantle?

Earth/Environment March 9, 2018

This Super-Deep Diamond Reveals How The Earth's Layers Work

A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2018

Two-Layer Graphene Material Can Stop Bullets And Change Wars Forever

CUNY researchers recently discovered diamene, a film-like material that transitions into a stiff material upon impact. It was also found to potentially be an efficient conductor.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Pink Star Diamond Fetches $71.2 Million At Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction And Gets New Name

Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook was the winning bidder of the Pink Star diamond auctioned by Sotheby's. The gem fetched $71.2 million and now has a new name.

Life & Style April 5, 2017

Teen Finds Nearly 8-Carat Brown Diamond In Arkansas State Park

A boy who visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas for the first time found a 7.44-carat brown diamond after just 30 minutes of searching. The precious stone is the seventh largest diamond found in the park.

Earth/Environment March 18, 2017

Move Over Graphene: Scientists Simulate New Material Tougher Than Graphene

Graphene’s supremacy as the hardest, highly flexible and stronger material with superconducting qualities is under challenge after researchers from Rice University simulated an elongated one-dimensional chain of boron showing incredible properties.

Material Science February 7, 2017

Harvard Physicists Say Hydrogen Finally Turns Into Metal, But Not Everyone Is Convinced

Squeezed between two pieces of man-made diamond in the laboratory, hydrogen has finally been transformed into a metallic form that is believed to exist inside planets such as Jupiter, Harvard physicists announce. Some scientists, however, remain skeptical.

Material Science January 27, 2017

Biggest, Most Valuable Diamonds Form In Pools Of Liquid Metal Deep In The Earth's Mantle

Scraps of large and valuable diamonds reveal these gemstones formed within pools of liquid metal deep below the Earth's surface. They also form at depths about twice as deep as where most diamonds are born.

Earth/Environment December 16, 2016

New Diamond Created From Glassy Carbon Harder Than Jeweler's Diamond, Ideal For Mining Applications

A nano-sized diamond that is harder than the regular variant has been created by Australian National University researchers. In nature, lonsdaleite can only be found at meteorite impact sites.

Material Science December 13, 2016

Never Bury Your Deceased Loved Ones Again: Turn Them Into A Shiny Diamond

Algordanza is a Swiss company that specializes in turning deceased loved ones into diamonds, a service that begins at $5,000 and can go as high as $20,000. It's one of the many strange services out there, and it seems to have found its niche.

Life & Style November 14, 2016

Researchers Build First Quantum Computer Bridge On A Single Chip

Researchers embedded two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix. The experiment demonstrated a link between two different quantum computers through the integrated diamond nanophotonics platform.

October 18, 2016

Life In The Universe May Have Started On Carbon-Based Diamond Planets

The early days of the universe might have been filled with carbon-based planets or those consisting mostly of graphite, carbides and diamond, a new study has found. What is a carbon planet and what is its link to carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars?

Space June 11, 2016

Jewelry Company Accused Of Swapping Real Diamonds For Lower-Quality Stones

A jewelry company is facing controversy following reports of diamond swapping. Customers claim staff of Kay Jewelers replace their diamonds with moissanite, a cheaper and lower-quality stone.

Life & Style June 5, 2016

14-Carat Oppenheimer Blue Becomes Most Expensive Diamond To Be Sold At Auction

The rare 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue diamond has a new master. Apart from setting a new actual sale price record for an auctioned jewel, the Oppenheimer Blue also became the biggest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond sold at an auction.

Life & Style May 19, 2016

Miners In Angola Unearth 404-Carat Diamond Worth $14.3 Million

Miners from the Lucapa Diamond Company have unearthed a massive diamond in a mine in Angola. The large 404-carat gemstone is believed to be worth about $14 million.

Animals February 16, 2016

Scientists Inch Closer To State Of Metallic Hydrogen

University of Edinburgh researchers have created phase V hydrogen, revealed through crushing Earth’s lightest element with extremely high pressure. This is deemed a step closer to finding the metallic hydrogen state, which was first proposed in the 1930s but remains elusive to scientists.

Animals January 8, 2016

World's Largest Diamond Valued At More Than $60 Million

The Lucara diamond, the world's largest diamond unearthed within a century, is now valued at more than $60 million. William Lamb, the CEO of the mining company that discovered the stone, said selling the stone is not an option at the present time.

Society November 29, 2015

Biggest Diamond In 100 Years Discovered In Botswana: Tennis-Ball-Size Gem Is Second Largest Unearthed In History

Canadian firm Lucara was able to unearth an exceptional stone, which is said to be the largest diamond found in the last century and world's second biggest. The price of the precious stone is still being deliberated and assessed by the company.

Society November 19, 2015

Hong Kong Billionaire Buys World's Most Expensive Diamond For 7-Year-Old Daughter

Sad news to all the ladies. The world's most expensive diamond is now in the possession of billionaire Joseph Lau's 7-year-old daughter.

Society November 13, 2015

Scientists Identify New Simple Recipe For Making Diamonds

Researchers found that diamonds are not as rare as previously believed. A simple recipe of diamond formation was discovered through a natural chemical model.

Animals November 5, 2015

Diamonds May Not Be As Rare As Once Thought: Study

Diamonds can be formed by a simple natural chemical reaction, a new quantitative theory suggested. It does not, however, mean that these precious stones would be easier to find.

Animals November 4, 2015

Synthetic Diamonds Offer Hope For Early And Effective Treatment Of Deadly Cancers

Scientists devised a way to use nanodiamonds in lighting up early-stage cancers during magnetic resonance imaging scans. These diamonds were found to be nontoxic, noninvasive and more readily available.

Life October 14, 2015

Diamonds Can Detect Early Stage Cancer: Here's How Precious Gem Finds Potentially Life-Threatening Tumors

Researchers manipulate synthetic version of diamonds so they would light up inside an MRI scanner when cancer is detected in the body. Here's how it works.

Life October 12, 2015

Hands-On With Archos’ New Diamond Smartphone And Tablet

Archos rolls out more high-quality devices with low price tags.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2015

3D Form Of Graphene Called Hyper-Honeycomb Could Be More Stable Than Diamond

Graphene has already earned its reputation as the 2D-wonder material. Now, scientists are working to figure out what it might be capable of when translated into three dimensions.

July 20, 2015

Woman Digs Up Impressive 8.52 Carat Diamond While Visiting State Park In Arkansas

Bobbie Oskarson from Colorado is one lucky woman after finding an 8.25 carat diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Oskarson said that her search only lasted 20 minutes before she found the diamond.

Society June 29, 2015

Sparkling $500,000-Diamond Ring Screams Nicki Minaj Engagement To Meek Mill

Is Nicki Minaj wearing an engagement ring? The Pinkprint singer was seen wearing a ring from Meek Mill, fueling engagement rumors with $500,000-worth yellow diamond.

Movies/TV Shows April 17, 2015

Good Dog! Springer Spaniel Called Rosie Finds $19,000 'Space Diamond'

Rosie, a springer spaniel, finds a lost diamond for his 75-year-old owner. The precious find is a 1.14 carat diamond, which is worth about $19,000.

January 3, 2015

Rare Rock with 30000 Diamonds Discovered in Russia

Thousands of diamonds clustered together in the Udachnaya rock. Analyses of the stone revealed hints on the origins of the diamond.

Animals December 18, 2014

Turn Peanut Butter to Diamonds? This Geologist Did It

In a lab, scientists have turned peanut butter into diamonds. Peanut butter, of course, is rich in carbon.

Animals November 13, 2014

Space elevator with diamond nanothreads? Why not, says PSU prof

A research team from Penn State University has come up with a diamond nanothread so strong, stiff and lightweight, it could have crucial applications such as in the creation of less polluting vehicles and possibly the realization of a "space elevator."

Space September 24, 2014

Blue Moon: Rare flawless blue diamond on display in LA NHM

The 12-carat Blue Moon Diamond, one of the rarest stones in the world, will be displayed at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles County. The gem was cut from a rough diamond unearthed from the Cullinan mine in South Africa, where the largest diamond was found about a century ago.

Animals September 15, 2014

Crushing diamond with most powerful laser may help scientists understand planet core

Scientists crushed a diamond using the most powerful laser on Earth to have a better understanding of the pressure found inside the core of giant planets made up of gas such as Saturn and Jupiter.

Space July 18, 2014

Zap! Scientists crush diamond with laser to study planetary diamond cores

Scientists use laser to create immense pressures to see what happens to matter inside stars, planets. A diamond was subjected to pressures like those inside Saturn.

Space July 17, 2014

Space bling: White dwarf star may have crystallized into super-massive diamond

A diamond in space, the size of the Earth, has been discovered 870 light years from Earth, using a system of radio telescopes.

Space June 24, 2014

Mineral in rough diamond hints at oceans of water deep inside Earth

A seemingly worthless brown diamond found in Brazil and bought by scientists for $20 contained evidence that there is water deep inside earth.

Animals March 13, 2014

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