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"Take a video tour of the diamond synthesis facility at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. Scientists there need diamonds for their research. But the gems produced by Mother Nature aren't plentiful or strong enough. So the scientists have learned to synthesize the sparkly rocks themselves. They use methane gas and tiny diamond seeds to make gems as large as 10 carats. It's part of Carnegie's extensive research into the element carbon."

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Just look at the size of that man made diamond, whoosh!
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Moar synthetic diamonds! I dont want to spend an absurd amount of money on natural stone for my girlfriend. tongue.gif
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I always like reading about (or watching heh) artificial diamonds. Makes me hope that someday we'll be using diamond for all sorts of things we use glass for now. Eyeglasses that never get scratched! Watch faces, gorillia diamond for our phones heh, windows in houses and cars, solar panels, headlights, lightbulbs, camera's. Any application that now uses glass but would be improved by a stronger and more scratch resistant surface could benefit from this.

Just imagine buying a nice pair of sunglasses and never having to worry about scratching em. Tossed em on the hood of your car and they slipped off and fell to the ground? Doesn't matter. Put em on the dash and they flipped up and slid across to the other side? Doesn't matter. Riding a quad and got splashed in the face covering em with mud? Doesn't matter. They're made of freaking diamond! heh

The future will be cool. Wish I could see more then my natural span.
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I'd be pissed if my sun glasses scratched the hood of my car as they slid off the side!
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I'd be pissed if my sun glasses scratched the hood of my car as they slid off the side!

No need to panic. Diamond clear coat.
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Good news! Burn De Beers! tongue.gif
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Moar synthetic diamonds! I dont want to spend an absurd amount of money on natural stone for my girlfriend. tongue.gif
IKR!? And they're no where near the rarest mineral.
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Love this tech. Back in highschool I found this kind of stuff. I want a synthetic sapphire.

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Moar synthetic diamonds! I dont want to spend an absurd amount of money on natural stone for my girlfriend. tongue.gif

As much as I love her, I won't buy natural ones. Remember, money can't buy happiness, which usually happens to be expensive stuff so what do we do? Buy less expensive stuff. Be the Asian dad. biggrin.gif
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I'd be pissed if my sun glasses scratched the hood of my car as they slid off the side!
No need to panic. Diamond clear coat.

win.
this thread is full of it.
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Moar synthetic diamonds! I dont want to spend an absurd amount of money on natural stone for my girlfriend. tongue.gif

Imagine this for someone who has the technology to make their own ring + order some of this stuff. Custom ridiculously expensive looking engagement ring, freakin perfect.
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