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2008-01-08 22:26:17

Teams of researchers from Penn State, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Naval Research Academy have recently discovered a trait of blue diamonds that could prove to be invaluable. When a white or natural light shines on the Hope Diamond, it glows a brilliant blue; when an ultraviolet light shines on the Hope Diamond, it glows a bright red-orange for five minutes. Most diamond colors fluoresce; they only emit visible light as long as they are stimulated with uv radiation. Teams of...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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