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2005-07-14 07:55:00

DAKAR -- For centuries, diamonds have lured women up the aisle.  In the future, they may drive them to work, as engineers find a use for the precious stones in electric cars and other applications. From ultra-durable drill bits to semiconductors and optical instruments, industry officials say the uses for diamonds are multiplying and advances in synthetic production have opened the floodgates to ever more innovative applications. "Diamond as a material is like what steel was in the...