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2014-02-28 12:26:57

First Collaboration by the Smithsonian on a Video Game SEATTLE, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish, the world's largest producer of casual games, collaborated with the Smithsonian on a history-based adventure game called Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond based on the Smithsonian Institution National Musuem of Natural History's Hope Diamond. First launched on the PC and Mac, the Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond is now available for iOS devices. In this first...

2010-10-25 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 50th anniversary of the donation of the world's most famous diamond to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Channel will premiere a one-hour special, MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning actress Kim Basinger will narrate the special. The film tells the definitive story of the gem, mixing history, science and legend. It...

2010-10-05 15:19:18

Diamonds adorning tiaras to anklets are treasures but these gemstones inside the body may prove priceless. Two Case Western Reserve University researchers are building implants made of diamond and flexible polymer that are designed to identify chemical and electrical changes in the brain of patients suffering from neural disease, or to stimulate nerves and restore movement in the paralyzed. The work of Heidi Martin, a professor of chemical engineering, and Christian Zorman, a professor of...

2009-08-19 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most famous diamond, the HOPE DIAMOND, will undergo a special re-design to honor the 50th Anniversary of its donation to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Given to the Institution as a "gift to the American people" by legendary American jeweler Harry Winston, the Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian Channel(TM) will celebrate the diamond's legacy by inviting the American public to vote on a new design for the...

2009-06-08 08:22:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Queen of Diamonds," Carol Brodie is bringing what every woman wants to multichannel retailer HSN - affordable and approachable fine jewelry. Known for her legendary work on the red carpet with "jeweler to the stars" Harry Winston, for the first time in her career, Ms. Brodie is offering her own collection entitled Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie. This exclusive collection launches on HSN and hsn.com June 21 and features a refined...

2007-09-17 21:00:16

By Charity Vogel There's nothing on Earth like a big gem. Especially when it's a diamond. (Anita Loos knew it. In "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," gold digger Lorelei Lee put her opinions about men's gifts this way: "Kissing your hand may make you feel very, very good, but a diamond ... lasts forever.") And so, by logical deduction, a great big diamond should be the best of all. Enter, the Hope Diamond. If you've traveled to Washington, D.C., and have been to the Smithsonian...

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2005-02-10 07:39:01

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers using computer analysis have traced the origin of the famed Hope Diamond, concluding that it was cut from a larger stone that was once part of the crown jewels of France. A French connection had been suspected for the Hope, but the new study shows just how it would have fit inside the larger French Blue Diamond and how that gem was cut, Smithsonian gem curator Jeffrey Post explained. The deep blue Hope Diamond is the centerpiece of the gem collection at the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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