Tag: geology

This new synthetic material is nearly as durable as diamonds

Apart from their luxury connotation, diamonds are also desired for their far more tangible, useful property—being the hardest material on Earth. The glittering mineral’s durability measures somewhere between 70 and 150 gigapascals (GPa), making it a go-to component for heavy duty drill bits, dentist tools, and spacecraft protective coverings. Unfortunately, mining and manufacturing diamonds both […]