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John Williford
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Diamond Age, anyone? (Google it, or see +Neal Stephenson )
Alchemy for Beginners: How to turn lead into diamond

OK, not quite Lead (Pb), but the Lead commonly known as 'pencil lead' seems to be able to transform into diamond when sandwiched between suitable base (like Platinum) and Hydrogen. Now we can drive the cost of diamonds down, and expect diamonds to show up in more industrial applications - or why not, maybe even household applications. After all, nothing is sharper than a diamond knife!

Why it works

Quoting from the article:
They found that hydrogen binding initiated a domino effect, with structural changes propagating from the sample’s surface through all the carbon layers underneath, turning the initial graphite-like structure of planar carbon sheets into an arrangement of carbon atoms that resembles diamond ... [T]he scientists discovered that hydrogen binding resulted in the formation of chemical bonds between graphene and the platinum substrate.

/via +John Nash 

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As a general rule, I simply don't <squee!> or do the whole fan-boy thing. Today was an exception:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/21/kate-bush-announces-first-series-of-shows-since-1979

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Part of what makes Fallon so cool is that at times he's such an unabashed fan-boy.

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Yeah, pretty much:

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It's the rare rap song that really grabs me, but this... this really sticks 'em with the pointy end. Awesome track:

https://soundcloud.com/catchthethrone/6-aryas-prayer-dominik-omega

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Slightly conflicted because I believe in the dignity of the office, but the willingness of any POTUS to do this shows a lot of humanity. Besides, I laughed so hard I gave myself a headache.
Obama does 'Between Two Ferns'

President Barack Obama is the guest on the most recent "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifianakis.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/11/5495438/barack-obama-between-two-ferns-zach-galifianakis-video
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How sweetly human!

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So good!

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Because real 'Math Humor' is such a rare thing.
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