Peanut Butter is Forever?

11 07 2007

peanutbutterAlas, the exhibition is over, but perhaps you’ve already read the news about scientists in Edinburgh discovering that peanut butter can be transformed into diamonds using pressure.

Yes, peanut butter. Into diamonds.

But not only peanut butter. One of the scientists involved, Professor Malcolm McMahon, of the Centre for Science and Extreme Conditions at Edinburgh University, pointed out that “Many carbon containing materials can be converted into diamond including peanut butter.”

The discovery seems to have been an accidental outcome of testing substances to high pressure for pharmeceutical needs, as a way to test for stability.

So what’s next? Jam to rubies?

Source: BBC




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