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Diamonds

— Health & Wellbeing

Diamonds could soon be used to probe living cells and drug molecules

While working on their long-term goal of achieving a true quantum computer, a team of researchers from Stanford University, the Joint Quantum Institute, MIT and Texas A&M University has recently discovered that tiny nitrogen impurities in diamonds make outstanding magnetic probes in the cellular and molecular scale, with important applications that could truly benefit medical research. Read More
— Wearables

The Icelink Snow 6 Timezone Watch

March 3, 2008 Watches with multiple time zones on display are becoming increasingly relevant as telecommunications is conquering the tyranny of distance, which makes Gemwatchmaker IceLink’s patent on watches displaying six time zones a valuable asset to the company. It began making its 6 Timezone watches some time back, but the latest release is special – instead of six time zones it features four plus power reserve plus a “snow zone” - dozens of floating diamonds are suspended in a special IceFuel liquid, so the precious stones swirl delicately with the movements of the wrist. Read More
— Children

One-of-a kind, diamond encrusted Hot Wheels car

February 18, 2008 Hot Wheels® has unveiled the most expensive car in its 40 year history - a unique diamond encrusted 1:64-scale car cast in 18-carat white gold designed by celebrity jeweler Jason Arasheben of Beverly Hills. The car was made to commemorate the production of the 4 billionth Hot Wheels® vehicle and coincides with the upcoming release of the Designer's Challenge™ Die-Cast Car Line and other events marking the company's 40th anniversary celebrations. Read More
— Computers

Diamond ring sold online for $412K

July 12, 2007 When the internet business was in its infancy a bit over a decade ago most reasonable folk thought it impossible that someone would ever buy something online without having seen the item in the flesh first. That was pre-ebay, pre-amazon and pre-paypal, and now people buy diamond rings for presumably very intimate purposes – in this case a $412K, 10.50 carat square emerald cut diamond ring - despite never viewing them in person. How wrong we all were. Read More
— Laptops

The first million dollar laptop

March 23, 2007 UK-based bespoke luxury goods creator Luvaglio has created the first million dollar laptop. That’s what the first of their luxury laptops will sell for. Full details of the laptop have not been released at this point, but it is known that it incorporates a 17" widescreen LED lit screen with a specially designed anti-reflective glare coating for clear and brighter image, 128GB of Solid State Disk space and a slot loading Blue-Ray drive. There is an integrated screen cleaning device and a very rare coloured diamond piece of jewellery that doubles up as the power button when placed into the laptop and also acts as security identification. Images here. Read More
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