Diamonds have been the much talked about topic as of late. This weekend, one paper (the Wall Street Journal?) had an article about someone growing perfect daimonds in their garage using a new technology employing presured gases. DeBeers is of course upset about this and is trying to develop testing methods to distinguish these from natural diamonds. (Are people really so vain? Just put a piece of glass inside the ring and spend the rest of your money on a nice vacation.)
The exciting part of this is that these grown diamonds can be created in any shape we desire, allowing computer manufacturers to create components that are much faster and don't heat up when they're in computer chips.
Just when I thought I had the coolest diamond story, I came across a gem of a story over at Cut to the Chase. Someone is now offering to press the remains of your loved one into a diamond. Couldn't we combine these processes and have our deceased love ones pressed into computer chips? (I can see some good fiction coming out of this.)