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2012-10-11 19:20:14

MILFORD, N.H., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain Crystals has been awarded a three-year contract, valued at approximately $20 million, to supply the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with sapphire engineered armor and tooling to make bulletproof windshields and door windows for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launcher. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/PH91911 ) This next-generation transparent armor replaces conventional glass-glass armor. The superior...

2012-08-27 06:21:44

COLUMBUS, N.M., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, today announced the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, the world's first commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational. Construction of this first phase, which began on June 1, 2011, was completed on time and on budget. When completed, the facility will produce 1.5 million gallons per year of crude oil and consist of approximately...

2012-08-08 02:23:37

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soraa, the world's leading developer of GaN on GaN((TM)) (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) solid-state lighting technology, announced today that it has been selected by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to lead a project on the development of bulk gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. Using GaN as a substrate holds promise for many industries, but has immediate applications for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which Soraa...

2012-07-24 10:23:14

LONDON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Visionary designer Thomas Heatherwick to restore historic site into distillery and visitor center for iconic gin brand BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R) gin, the world's number one premium gin by value[1], unveils plans for its distillery in Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire. The project is a multi-million pound restoration of the historic buildings which housed one of England's most significant bank note paper making...

2012-07-09 10:21:03

BERNIN, France and CHONGQING, China, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, and Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian), an established supplier of materials, devices and systems for the lighting industry, have partnered to jointly develop gallium nitride (GaN) template wafers using hydride vapor phase...

2012-05-30 06:24:12

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, Russell & Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Complex Media announce the kickoff of the 3rd Annual BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series, when the next wave of artists seeking national breakthrough is invited to enter the galvanizing competition. Since its launch in 2010, the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series has been committed to identifying the nation's finest undiscovered talent in the field of visual arts....

2012-05-08 14:21:37

NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMER BAMBOO EARRINGS Inspired by the warriors fighting scene in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the earrings depict two dragonflies alighting on bamboo branches. Emeralds, diamonds, tsavorites, rubies set in 18-karat white gold. CELESTIAL FIRE LOTUS RING A 24.13-carat rubellite "eye" surrounded by diamond-set petals. The shank is engraved to resemble the lotus stem. Natural fancy vivid yellow, gray, and white diamonds, natural Burmese rubies,...

2012-04-27 02:23:42

NEW YORK, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 'The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series' Short Filmmakers Competition Announced at Tribeca Film Festival by Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Geoffrey Fletcher Bombay Sapphire(R), the world's number one premium gin by value for a third consecutive year[1], in association with Tribeca Film Festival, is offering budding filmmakers the chance to make their own short film,...

2012-04-19 06:26:06

NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin is proud to launch a series of digital tools and rewards to help 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) attendees (21+) make the most of the festival, which runs April 18 to 29. The TFF interactive map, utilizing Google Maps, will help consumers navigate the festival by providing venue information, show times, select restaurant and bar locations, and more. "We are thrilled to have the support of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin as we continue...

2012-04-16 06:22:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenArts® Inc., the global leader in specialized visual effects software for the media and advertising industries, announced today that it will showcase its latest software innovations at the 2012 NAB Show, held in Las Vegas at the Convention Center April 16-19. GenArts will show a number of products including recently released Sapphire v6 and Monsters GT v7. Chris Wirth of Universal Images and Jeroen (J) Schulte of Industrial Light &...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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