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New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs
New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs

Researchers use multi-anvil press to turn fullerene C60 into diamond glass, similar to the process of converting graphite to diamond in high-pressure apparatus. It is the hardest known glass with the highest thermal conductivity among all glass materials.

Indian Scientists Find New Species Of Green Algae, Largest Single-Celled Organism
Indian Scientists Find New Species Of Green Algae, Largest Single-Celled Organism

* Officially named "Acetabularia jalakanyakae" by marine biologists, the word "jalakanyakae" is Sanskrit for mermaid, representing the umbrellas of algae that resemble parasols * The algae is particularly special for each umbrella of this algae represents a single giant cell, with a single nucleus situated at the base of its roots * Discovered by scientists from the Central University of Punjab (CUP), the study was led by Felix Bast, who told the Times Of India that this botanical condition is called "coenocytic."