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Synthetic diamonds could one day replace GPS – and make driverless cars a reality

by Jon Yeomans, The Telegraph

Lab-grown red diamonds with an atomic defect could one day replace GPS systems thanks to their remarkable sensitivity to magnetic waves, scientists have suggested.

A team at Element Six, a tech company based in Oxfordshire, are exploring the remarkable properties of crystals with a so-called ‘nitrogen vacancy defect’ – a gap in the atomic lattice at the heart of the diamond. Continue reading Synthetic diamonds could one day replace GPS – and make driverless cars a reality