Tag Archives: Matter

20Mar/17

Most valuable cut diamond ever to be auctioned

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MARCH 20, 2017) (REUTERS) – A 59.60-carat diamond known as “The Pink Star” is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more – only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. The diamond was presented by Sotheby’s in London ahead of the auction in Hong Kong on April 4.
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10Dec/16

Tree pulp in mayo? Nanocellulose research gathers pace

Nanocellulose and lignin, derived from wood fibers, are on the verge of becoming available in larger commercial quantities, bringing the possibility of replacing a range of oil-based products with more environmental friendly alternatives. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

04May/15

Oxygen-deprived dead zones found in the Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean (Next Media) – Researchers of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany have discovered unexpectedly low oxygen dead zones traveling inside 100-mile-long eddies of swirling water across the Atlantic Ocean. Their discovery was published in the journal, Biogeosciences.
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13Apr/15

Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots

Scientists in China produce droplets of liquid metal that can change shape and move of their own accord, bringing researchers a step closer to creating a “Terminator-style” shape-shifting robot. Matthew Stock reports.
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