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(July 19, 2011) Now that synthetic diamonds can be successfully grown, De Beers Diamond Trading Company will no longer be able to ruthlessly manipulate supply. While holding onto vast stockpiles of the precious gems De Beers tightly controls supply, maintaining the mystique that diamonds are a rarity. Because of .
(June 20, 2011) Human hair use has come a long way since it was first used to produce a hair shirt that was applied as a form of punishment hundreds of years ago. Gautiers of Matter of Trust have designed a mat made from human hair that is a resourceful way of dealing with oil spills. One that can be squeezed out .
(May 27, 2011) People want value for money when they make an investment. However, investments come in all shapes and sizes and are made for a wide variety of reasons. A very unscientific survey placed these items as the top 10 investments. 1. Positrons Positrons, at a massive cost of $US250 billion per kilo, ..
(February 02, 2011) Just as scenes of September 11 and the overwhelming 2011 floods in Australia were publicized world-wide on television, so were the mud slides in Brazil and the life shattering earthquake of Haiti, to be viewed live by millions. The toll of a natural disaster is not the power behind the reason for ..
(December 22, 2010) A group of 136 top companies appointed no women among their top five executives. Moreover, there are 26 Fortune 500 firms which have appointed neither a female board member, nor a woman in executive management. Data collected by the nonprofit Catalyst, also reveals that sixty of the Fortune 500 ..
(December 17, 2010) The unsung hero of our everyday life, known as ‘white gold', or salt, causes camel trains to still take the 700-kilometre journey, across the unforgiving Sahara Desert, to the Timbuktu salt mines. Akin to several of the building blocks of civilization that we now take for granted, it is ..