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National Science Foundation


Science of Innovation: Synthetic Diamonds

Synthetic Diamonds: A new method for creating "synthetic diamonds" that not only creates larger diamonds, but also manipulates their toughness, hardness and color. Potential uses include cutting tools, electronics or optical materials.

In celebration of the 165th birthday of one of America's greatest innovators, Thomas Edison, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and NBC Learn produced this 11-part series narrated by NBC News' Ann Curry highlighting innovators from across the country.

 

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