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    07/03/2016 12:37:49 PM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/3/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Bernie Sanders burns his supporters literally by selling out to the corrupt system and the lies of Hillary Clinton. He said that she is not qualified to be president yet he plans to endorse Crooked Hillary for president. Such a hypocrite. Welcome aboard Ex Bernie Sanders supporters.
  • Crooked Hillary and Poca Liz Versus Diamond and Silk

    06/27/2016 4:57:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk are not afraid to call out Crooked Hill and her side Chick Poca Liz.....Just watch and listen
  • Diamond and Silk: Women United For Trump Private Event May 19th 2016

    05/21/2016 6:55:04 AM PDT · by GilGil · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/19/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk are bringing Women Of Many Ethnicities Nationally together to show Unity and support for their man Donald J. Trump.
  • Forget Kohinoor, a Diamond Four Times Bigger Is Now in Dubai

    05/10/2016 12:36:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Vicky Kapur
    Uncut diamond weighs in at 404 carats compared with Kohinoor’s 105.602 caratsEven as the governments of India, Pakistan and even Afghanistan have all laid a claim on the world-famous Kohinoor diamond that is set in the front of UK’s Queen Mother’s Crown, it is Dubai that can be called home to one of the world’s rarest and largest rough diamonds even discovered. The astonishing rough diamond in Dubai is characterised not only by its sheer size – an impressive 404 carats – but also uniquely by its colourlessness and flawless clarity. The cut-down Kohinoor, on the other hand, weighs 105.6...
  • Donald Trump Wins All 5 States. Diamond and Silk Celebrate. #Still Winning

    04/26/2016 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies ^ | 4/26/16 | Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson
    Diamond and Silk Celebrate Donald Trump 5 states win and have a message for all of Ted Cruz Supporters.
  • The Difference between being Touched versus being Popped

    03/31/2016 9:03:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/30/2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond and Silk Explain the difference between being touched by someone or popped by someone. For the one's that don't know the difference, Now that's a B@!tch that needs a Stitch!
  • Table Talk Episode 20: Elitist who wants to stop Donald Trump, Agitators in Arizona & Mitt Romney

    03/26/2016 11:29:19 AM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/20/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk talk about the elitists and how they are trying to stop Donald Trump, agitators that blocked roads to prevent people from getting to Donald Trump rally, Mitt Romney being a weak Moron and find out who goes into this week bowl of stupid.

    03/12/2016 6:55:46 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-11-16 | The Viewers View
    Published on Mar 11, 2016 Protesting in Chicago! Diamond and Silk have something to say about it.
  • MUST SEE! How to spot a Well-Rehearsed, Dressed, Scripted, Bought & Paid For Super PAC Fraud

    02/16/2016 3:06:53 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2-13-2016 | Diamond & Silk
    A MUST SEE 10 second video clip posted on Diamond & Silk's Facebook page! Exposes Cruz the Controlled Puppet Fraud!
  • VIDEO=> Diamond and Silk, the “Stump for Trump Girls,” Join Donald Trump

    01/03/2016 10:12:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-2-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday at the Donald Trump campaign rally in Biloxi, MS, YouTube stars “Diamond & Silk” from ‘The Viewers View’ took the stage to fire up the crowd before the event. The duo revved up the crowd of 15,000 with their inclusive message: “Let me say there is only one race and that is the human race. And ALL of our lives matter in this room. nd we finally got a candidate that realizes that and that’s why it’s imperative that you vote for Donald J. Trump.”
  • 20 questions with Black Donald Trump supporters Diamond and Silk

    12/15/2015 3:19:08 PM PST · by Amntn · 31 replies
    Rollingout ^ | 12/15/15 | Mo Barnes
    Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond and Silk, have become famous for their outspoken support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump has a commanding lead in the polls despite his controversial remarks and stances. Many Black voters have been turned off by the Trump's bigoted rhetoric, but not Diamond and Silk. Rolling out was fortunate enough to do a 20 question Q&A with the two ladies and here are their responses: Have you always been politically active? No Do you call yourselves Republicans? Why or Why not? We now call ourselves Republicans because we switched our...
  • Largest diamond in over century found in Botswana [1,111 Carats]

    11/19/2015 9:01:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | Staff
    A picture from the Lucara Diamond Corporation of the 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond ============================================================================================================================================ A 1,111 carat "high quality diamond" has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company. The gem, only second in size to the Cullinan diamond which was unearthered in South Africa in 1905, was mined by Lucara Diamond Corp. "The magnificent stone, which originated from the south lobe of Lucara's Karowe Mine, is the world second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered and largest ever to be recovered...
  • 'Blue Moon' diamond sells for record $48 mn at auction

    11/12/2015 12:51:43 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 12, 2015
    Tycoon Joseph Lau bought this bauble for his youngest daughter, Josephine, age 7,and promptly renamed the natural 12.03 caret diamond "The Blue Moon of Josephine." Geneva (AFP) - An exceptional 12.03-carat diamond dubbed "Blue Moon" was sold in Geneva for a new world record of 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.4 million) on Wednesday, auction house Sotheby's said. The vivid diamond, described as flawless by experts, was bought by a private collector from Hong Kong. The record-breaking sale comes a day after rival auction house Christie's sold a rare 16.08-carat pink diamond, the largest of its kind to ever appear at...
  • Valerie Jarrett Secretly Lobbying Big Corporations To Support UN Climate Talks

    06/03/2015 1:00:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    American Specator ^ | June 2, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is quietly working behind the scenes to build a coalition of major U.S. corporations to back President Barack Obama’s goal of hashing out a global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions at the upcoming United Nations summit in Paris.The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained a letter that outlines how, by the end of June, Obama is looking to build a coalition of businesses to show support for UN climate talks. After that, the White House will then try to grow this group of businesses to 250 in the run up to the Paris talks...
  • New diamond laser 20 times more powerful

    08/13/2015 1:15:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Provided by: Macquarie University
    Credit: Dr Robert Williams =============================================================================================================================================== Researchers from the MQ Photonics Research Centre joined with fiber laser experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena, Germany to demonstrate a diamond laser 20 times more powerful than previous diamond lasers. Average power levels were less than 20 Watts, with the new laser now providing up to 380 Watts of output power – the equivalent of approximately 400,000 laser pointers and enough power to easily cut through steel. High-power diamond lasers are well-suited to applications that require beaming power over long distances, such as optical communications in space,...
  • Researchers demonstrate method that reduces friction between two surfaces to almost zero...

    05/15/2015 1:36:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    05-15-2015 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working at Argonne National Laboratory, in Illinois, has found a way to dramatically reduce friction between two macroscopic scale surfaces—to near zero. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they accidently discovered the method and why they believe it might be useful for real world applications. As most people are aware, friction causes energy loss and wear and tear on mechanical parts—lubricants such as oil are used to help reduce friction and to dissipate heat, but scientists would really like to find a way to prevent it from happening in the...
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Oklahoma teen finds 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas state park

    10/21/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2013 | Staff
    MURFREESBORO, Ark. – A 14-year-old girl from Oklahoma City has unearthed a 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Tana Clymer discovered the canary gem Saturday at the park, which is the only diamond-producing site in the United States that is open to the public. Tana said she'd been digging in the dirt for about two hours when she discovered the gem on the surface of the search field. The yellow diamond is teardrop-shaped and about the size of a jellybean. "This canary diamond is very similar to the gem-quality, 4.21-carat canary diamond found at the Crater of...
  • Owner must wait 8 years to 'retrieve' diamond from pet chicken

    09/06/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 6, 2013
    You've probably heard of the Golden Goose, but what about the diamond chicken? A woman in Britain is dealing with quite a fowl situation after her daughter's beloved pet chicken gobbled up one of her diamond earrings. After taking the chicken to the veterinarian to see what her options were, she was told that the only way to retrieve the valuable rock would be to either euthanize the chicken, have it undergo a very risky medical procedure, or to just wait until the problematic poultry passes away naturally. She's decided to wait until nature takes its course in order to...
  • Piers Morgan Conducts Riveting Interview With Trayvon Martin’s Friend, Witness Rachel Jeantel

    07/15/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 126 replies
    bombshell interview with an anonymous Zimmerman trial juror tonight with an exclusive chat with the witness everyone has been waiting to hear from since the verdict came down: Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel. Jeantel, who created a media firestorm with her highly-polarizing testimony towards the beginning of the trial, appeared on Piers Morgan Live alongside her attorney. She described her reaction to Zimmerman’s acquittal as “disappointed, upset and angry” and called the jury’s assessment of what happened “just B.S.” Asked about what Trayvon Martin was like as a friend, Jeantel described him as a “calm, chill, loving person” and said...
  • Your Next Smartphone Screen May Be Made of Sapphire

    03/20/2013 2:47:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 3/20/13 | Kevin Bullis
    Your Next Smartphone Screen May Be Made of Sapphire Manufactured sapphire is incredibly strong and scratch resistant. Now falling costs and technology improvements could make it competitive with glass. Why It Matters Gorilla Glass is great, but iPhone screens can still shatter. Crystal clear: These unpolished, uncut boules of manufactured-sapphire crystal weigh 130 kilograms (left) and 100 kilograms (right). Manufactured sapphire—a material that’s used as transparent armor on military vehicles—could become cheap enough to replace the glass display covers on mobile phones. That could mean smartphone screens that don’t crack when you drop them and can’t be scratched with keys,...
  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • Bob Diamond: banks across the world were fixing interest rates in run-up to the financial crisis

    07/04/2012 11:54:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Oliver Wright and James Moore
    Banks across the world were fixing interest rates in the run-up to the financial crisis but regulators failed to take action to stop it, the former head of Barclays claimed yesterday. Giving evidence to Parliament Bob Diamond said Barclays had raised the issue of banks ‘under-reporting’ the true amount they were having to pay to borrow money but were ignored. He declined to say that the regulators “were asleep at the wheel” but added: “There was an issue out there. (It) should have been dealt with”. But Mr Diamond denied that the Bank of England told him specifically to ‘fix’...
  • Barclays Chairman Agius Resigns

    07/02/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 7/2/12 | JESSICA HODGSON
    Libor rates are calculated for different currencies each day under the auspices of the British Bankers' Association, using quotes that are submitted by banks on a panel, based on the banks' estimated borrowing costs. More than $800 trillion in securities and loans are linked to Libor, including $350 trillion in swaps and $10 trillion in loans, including auto and home loans, according to the CFTC. No other banks or individuals have been charged with wrongdoing. Banks that have disclosed they are being investigated include Citigroup Inc., C +3.72% Deutsche Bank AG, DBK.XE +2.02% HSBC Holdings HBC +1.00% PLC, J.P. Morgan...
  • Barclays CEO Diamond quits over rate rigging

    07/03/2012 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Barclays Plc Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit on Tuesday under fire from politicians and regulators, the highest-profile casualty of an interest rate-rigging scandal spanning more than a dozen big banks across the world. "The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise - I cannot let that happen," said Diamond, 61. The terms of his severance were not announced.
  • 'Real Rebound' in World Economy: Barclays' CEO

    02/29/2012 6:53:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 3+ views
    CNBC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Margo D. Beller Special to
    Once again the world economy has proved the naysayers wrong and there's been a "real rebound" so far this year, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday. "One of the lessons we’ve learned in the last couple of years is every time it’s doom and gloom ... the economy is far more resilient," he said. "We see China at 8 percent to 9 percent growth, and reduction in unemployment [cnbc explains] in the U.S. So we’ve seen a real rebound." That even extends to Europe, which was stabilized by the European Central Bank's [cnbc explains] second liquidity injection. President Mario...
  • New form of superhard carbon observed

    10/13/2011 10:58:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | 11 Oct 2011 | Provided by Carnegie Institution
    Carbon is the fourth-most-abundant element in the universe and takes on a wide variety of forms, called allotropes, including diamond and graphite. Scientists at Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory are part of a team that has discovered a new form of carbon, which is capable of withstanding extreme pressure stresses that were previously observed only in diamond. This breakthrough discovery will be published in Physical Review Letters. The team was led by Stanford's Wendy L. Mao and her graduate student Yu Lin and includes Carnegie's Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao, Li Zhang, Paul Chow, Yuming Xiao, Maria Baldini, and Jinfu Shu. The experiment started...
  • A planet made of diamond (w/ video)

    08/25/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 08-25-2011 | Provided by University of Manchester
    A once-massive star that's been transformed into a small planet made of diamond: that is what University of Manchester astronomers think they've found in the Milky Way. The discovery has been made by an international research team, led by Professor Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and is reported in the journal Science. The researchers, from The University of Manchester as well as institutions in Australia, Germany, Italy, and the USA, first detected an unusual star called a pulsar using the Parkes radio telescope of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and followed...
  • Astronomers discover planet made of diamond

    08/25/2011 12:32:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies ^ | 8/25/11 | Ben Hirschler - Reuters
    Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard. The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond. "The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon -- i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside...
  • 6-year-old cancer patient gets a royal hug from Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

    07/08/2011 2:53:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Six-year-old Diamond Marshall shatters protocol and rushes into the royal arms A dream come true It was a dream come true for a little girl who has always wanted to meet a real princess. When Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, touched down at Calgary Airport yesterday, 6-year-old Diamond Marshall, her little head bald from her battle with cancer, ran up and threw herself right into into her royal idol's arms.
  • Arkansas Couple Finds Flawless 2.44-Carat White Diamond

    03/22/2011 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Ark. Dept. of Parks and Tourism ^ | 21 Mar 2011 | Jill M. Rohrbach
    Named the Silver Moon Diamond since its discovery happened during the weekend of the full moon supermoon event. Melissa and Kenny Oliver of Rosston, Arkansas, enjoy the adventure of treasure hunting, so they make regular visits to the Crater of Diamonds State Park to prospect at Arkansas’s diamond site. On Sunday afternoon the couple found a flawless, 2.44-carat white diamond at the park. Due of the gem’s silver white color, and because it was discovered during the weekend of a full moon “supermoon” event, the couple named their diamond the Silver Moon. According to Park Interpreter Margi Jenks, “The Oliver’s...
  • The University of Hawaii’s Immodest Proposal: Therapeutic Child Porn

    12/04/2010 1:45:25 PM PST · by TheHawksNest · 49 replies
    NewsReal ^ | December 4, 2010 | Rob Taylor
    The other day Salon ran a piece about a “scientific” study that made the astounding claim that we can cut down on child rape by allowing degenerates to view child pornography. To her credit, Tracy Clark-Flory surprised child advocates everywhere by almost disagreeing with such putrid pseudo-science: The study certainly raises interesting philosophical questions about promoting objectionable material to prevent real-world crimes — but it’s also majorly flawed. A couple of big-time caveats: Diamond’s research finds a correlation between child pornography and sex abuse, which is not the same as causation; and in the Czech case, pornography in general (including...
  • Who is Zubi Diamond?

    10/27/2010 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Candybar · 1 replies
    accuracy in media
    who is Zubi Diamond? He wrote a book entitled "Wizards of Wall Street". He has a website But he offers very little about himself.
  • Who is Zubi Diamond?

    10/26/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Candybar · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media
    Zubi Diamond is the author of a book entitled "Wizards of Wall Street". The book is about the crash of the U. S.stock market and certain money markets around the world and who is responsible for this.
  • Star of David Design Found in Diamond, Linked to Kabbalah

    10/17/2010 9:53:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 10/17/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A one-of-a-kind natural diamond with the design of the Star of David has been discovered, Hidabroot TV revealed. Hidabroot TV, Israel’s first Jewish-oriented television station, broadcast a YouTube video explaining the amazing 8.53 carat jewel last week. The YouTube video clip appears below, courtesy of Hidabroot, part of the Hidabroot organization established by Rabbi Zamir Cohen to bring and spread the Torah's knowledge in Israel and the world. The video refers to the Star of David and Kabbalah.
  • Now Sparkling | The Kazanjian Red Diamond (Among Rarest Diamonds at Natural History Museum)

    09/26/2010 5:50:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 5+ views
    New York Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 | LORI ETTLINGER GROSS
    The Kazanjian Red Diamond, one of the most spectacular gemstones ever discovered, goes on display today at the American Museum of Natural History. Red is the rarest color in diamonds — less than 20 are known to exist in the world today. What’s more, the Kazanjian Red Diamond has an amazing back story. The gem was discovered in the 1920s in Litchenburg, South Africa. When found, it was a hefty 35 carats uncut. A diamond broker paid a modest eight pounds per carat for it. It was later sent to Amsterdam to be cut and polished by the Goudiv brothers....
  • 4.89-carat diamond found at Ark. park [A retired minister from Diamond, Mo.]

    04/29/2010 1:48:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,221+ views
    upi ^ | April 29, 2010
    MURFREESBORO, Ark., - A Missouri man said he discovered a 4.89-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Mack Evans, 67, of Diamond, Mo., said he discovered the jellybean-sized jewel, which officials said is the largest found at the park so far this year, during a recent visit to the state park, which is the world's only diamond producing site open to the public, the Joplin Globe reported Thursday. Evans said most diamonds form a single crystal, but his find was an aggregate of multiple crystals. "I almost threw it away," Evans said. "I had seen a lot of...
  • Diamond Oceans Possible on Uranus, Neptune

    01/17/2010 3:44:54 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies · 1,416+ views
    Discovery ^ | 1/15/10 | Eric Bland
    By melting and resolidifying diamond, scientists explain how such liquid diamond oceans may be possible.Oceans of liquid diamond, filled with solid diamond icebergs, could be floating on Neptune and Uranus, according to a recent article in the journal Nature Physics. The research, based on first detailed measurements of the melting point of diamond, found diamond behaves like water during freezing and melting, with solid forms floating atop liquid forms. The surprising revelation gives scientists a new understanding about diamonds and some of the most distant planets in our solar system. "Diamond is a relatively common material on Earth, but...
  • The worst tech support ever!

    12/17/2009 9:33:58 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies · 790+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 12/17/2009 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I purchased a Diamond All-In-Wonder HD video card to replace a Radeon HD that had failed on me. I have a pc that I use specifically for watching blurays and hdtv rips, connected to my tv via HDMI. It's not really important to me if the tuner works but I did pay for it and I can pick up free HD with a QAM tuner so I went to DMM's tech support site and put in a ticket. That was 9 days ago and it still hasn't even been viewed yet. They have a Live chat bar but it always...
  • 500-carat diamond - What would you do with this?

    09/29/2009 2:43:07 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 62 replies · 1,988+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-29-09 | cakid
    This is one big diamond. This thing is the size of a chicken egg. It was discovered in South Africa. The 507.55-carat gem reportedly has "exceptional color and clarity." No value has been give yet for the
  • Volcanoes and Meteoroids Make Materials Harder Than Diamond

    07/03/2009 11:24:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 774+ views
    Discover ^ | June 24, 2009 | Adam Hadhazy
    The reputation of diamond as the hardest material around is under threat. Researchers in China and the United States recently determined that two naturally occurring substances surpass diamond’s resistance to scratching and indentation. They calculated that the mineral lonsdaleite—made of carbon, like diamond—is 58 percent harder than its famous cousin. And wurtzite boron nitride beats diamond’s hardness by about 18 percent after being subjected to pressure, which alters its atomic bonds. Still, in the short term diamond will continue to dominate in practical applications such as saws, drill bits, and industrial abrasives, since the newly studied materials are extremely rare....
  • The Diamond

    05/23/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 496+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 05/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The Diamond The diamond appeared, a sight unlike any other Hypnotized, captivated by its beauty, all rational thought was smothered ...
  • Carbon that cracks diamond

    05/12/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,014+ views
    Nature News ^ | 12 May 2009 | Philip Ball
    A new ultra-hard form of carbon may exist between graphite and diamond.The structure of the new form of carbon resembles that of both graphite and diamond.Punchstock Carbon can exist in a form halfway between graphite and diamond, say researchers in China and the United States. And they believe this stuff is as hard as diamond itself.Yanming Ma of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and his colleagues think that the new carbon material they have predicted in theoretical calculations1 may have been made already, in 2003.At that time, Ho-kwang Mao of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington DC, a co-author...
  • Two Groups Planning to Sue Over Federal Eavesdropping [Hitchens is plaintiff against GW]

    01/17/2006 2:59:09 AM PST · by summer · 63 replies · 2,217+ views
    The NYT ^ | January 17, 2006 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    Two leading civil rights groups plan to file lawsuits Tuesday against the Bush administration over its domestic spying program.... The Center for Constitutional Rights plans to sue on behalf of four lawyers at the center and a legal assistant there who work on terrorism-related cases at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,... Similarly, the plaintiffs in the A.C.L.U. lawsuit include five Americans who work in international policy and terrorism, along with the A.C.L.U. and three other groups.... One of the A.C.L.U. plaintiffs, Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, ... Also named as plaintiffs in the A.C.L.U. lawsuit are the journalist...
  • US has Sun King's stolen gem, say French experts [ Hope Diamond ]

    11/23/2008 3:03:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,346+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Richard Ingham and Marie-Pierre Ferey
    New evidence unearthed in France's National Museum of Natural History shows beyond reasonable doubt that the Hope Diamond is the same steely-blue stone once sported by the Sun King, they said. Mineralogist Francois Farges, heading an investigation published in a peer-reviewed French journal, told AFP he was now "99 percent sure" that the Hope and the mythical Blue Diamond of the Crown were one and the same. "The evidence corroborates a scenario under which the diamond, after being stolen in Paris in 1792, was swiftly smuggled to London, where it was recut," he said. The Blue Diamond came from a...
  • Woman Prospecting At State Park Finds 2.09-Carat White Diamond The Size Of A Tooth

    11/18/2008 4:35:07 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 1,100+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | November 18, 2008
    A Baton Rouge, LA woman visiting Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro found an apparently flawless 2.09-carat white diamond the size of a tooth. Rhonda Bankston reportedly says she found out about the park's surface diamond prospecting on a show about finding cash and treasure. She was into her second day of prospecting by surface searching over a newly plowed field with friends when she spotted the gem. The park is located on the eroded surface of the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing deposit and visitors pay a fee to surface search there.
  • Gem stone discovered could be world's largest diamond

    09/22/2008 8:43:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies · 409+ views ^ | 09/22/2008 | Staff
    A huge gem stone which could become the largest polished round diamond in history has been discovered. Miners in Lesotho have discovered a huge gem stone which could become the largest polished round diamond in history Photo: PA The massive stone is the 20th largest rough diamond ever found, weighs 478 carats and is of outstanding clarity, said Gem Diamonds. It was recovered at the Letseng Mine, owned by the company, in Lesotho earlier this week. Another similar sized rough stone from the same mine was recently valued at 12 million US dollars. But the clarity and round shape of...
  • Giant diamond set to polish off the world record

    09/21/2008 11:14:04 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 360+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/20/2008
    A huge gemstone that could become the world’s largest polished round diamond has been found at the Letseng Mine, owned by Gem Diamonds, in Lesotho, southern Africa. It weighs 478 carats and is the twentieth largest ever found. Gem Diamonds says that initial examination suggests that it has a flawless centre and could produce a 150-carat round-cut white diamond worth tens of millions of pounds. It would dwarf the 105-carat Kohinoor in the Crown Jewels. The largest rough diamond found was the Cullinan, in 1905, which weighed 3,106 carats uncut.
  • 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found By Diamond Firm

    04/30/2008 8:44:11 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 212+ views
    500-year-old shipwreck found by diamond firm Last Updated: 1:47AM BST 01/05/2008 A shipwreck, believed to be 500 years old, containing a treasure trove of coins and ivory has been discovered off the southern African coast. The site yielded a wealth of objects including thousands of Spanish and Portuguese gold coins A Namibian diamond company, Namdeb, said on Wednesday that it found the wreck during mining operations in the Atlantic. "The site yielded a wealth of objects including six bronze cannon, several tons of copper, more than 50 elephant tusks, pewter tableware, navigational instruments, weapons and thousands of Spanish and Portuguese...
  • Watchdogs hit William Jefferson (D-La) on ‘blood diamond’ trips

    01/23/2008 3:59:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/08 | Susan Crabtree
    Watchdogs hit Jefferson on ‘blood diamond’ tripsBy Susan Crabtree Posted: 01/23/08 12:01 AM [ET] Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who is fighting a wide array of corruption and bribery charges, violated House ethics rules in failing to report three trips to Botswana aimed at convincing him to oppose limits on “blood diamond” imports into the U.S., according to ethics experts. Jefferson, whose name recently turned up in the prosecution of a former diamond executive in Botswana, took four trips to that country beginning with a 2001 trip sponsored by the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower in April 2001. Jefferson...