Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

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Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

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Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

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Diamonds might be used to power the world

20 march 2020

Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and the University of Bristol are working together on a high-end technology to create diamond batteries, according to a report on the official site of the UK government.
The scientists say that the batteries could be used to power such devices as computer chips, smoke alarms, pacemakers, or small satellites without being recharged for decades or thousands of years.
The batteries are supposed to be very small and powered by small amounts of graphite from former nuclear reactors.

Image credit: gr8effect (Pixabay)

Professor Scott was quoted as saying: «Bristol are working with Culham to form a spin-out company and set up a pilot run of making these devices. We would look at producing 10,000 or 20,000 devices a year, but ultimately want to be producing millions of devices annually.»
«It’s an extremely exciting project – we are aiming to be world leaders in diamond batteries,» he added.
Exceptional physical properties of diamonds enable a wide range of applications. They already surround us in the devises that we use for our everyday life - dentists use tools tipped with diamonds to treat cavities, diamonds are used in computers and high-end speakers. There are many more applications and now they are going to be used as a powerful source of energy.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg