Tuesday, February 17, 2004

NASA's future financing?

If astronomers had discovered that crude oil lingered within the hearts of dwarf stars, not 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamonds, human astronauts would already be halfway there.

DeBeers need not worry that this discovery will cut into their obscene profit margins. As detailed in Wired last year, Gemesis et al. are about to dramatically cheapen diamonds through the production of colorless, flawless diamonds in the laboratory.

What will the well-heeled want on their fingers when 4 carat solitares are affordable?

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