I'll have that diamond-bearing bike please! Nothing like it to make an impression on the roads these days. Beats a Tesla every time.
German boffins at the famed Fraunhofer Institutes - developers of mp3 audio compression, among other things - are now working on another critical technology. To wit: bearings covered in ultrahard coatings of artificial diamond. A plastic bearing cage, coated in artificial diamond by the Fraunhofer IWM Slick as ice. The …
DLC is almost certainly diamond like carbon and not diamond like coating. This is a technology that has been around for donkey's years and is in wide use. It has even been used for example to coat loudspeaker radiators (tweeters) as it increases the bandwidth to beyond 40Khz in a typical design.
Probably Fraunhofer are looking for fundiing!
"It would seem that for now a diamondball-bearing, while better than a soft golden one, might cost at least as much."
Or be worth as much? A Nice Little Earner that Trick ..... MetaPhysicians' Spell ... MkUltraSensitive MAJIC.
Crikey .... where's there a John le Carré to Capture the Chronicle of ReActions to Future HyperRadioProActivity . An Author Laureate?
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