Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Peanut Butter Turned Into Diamonds

George Washington Carver, eat your heart out. Full article here.

Quick Summary:
  • To create a diamond, scientists at Edinburgh University squeeze the peanut butter between the tips of two diamonds at pressure harder than that at the center of the earth.
  • Since peanut butter is a carbon containing material, it can be converted into the hard carbon structure of a diamond.
  • Small red crystals can be made from oxygen by using the same method.

My $0.02: Welcome to alchemy in the 21st century.

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