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November 25th, 2004

Diamond-building Proposal

Robert Freitas, the nanomedicine expert, has been working on how to build diamond using mechanosynthesis. He has previously posted a proposal to find a comprehensive set of diamond-building reactions that could be used to build arbitrary shapes; he thinks this may need as few as six to ten tool tips. And he thinks these tips can be found in as little as five years and $5 million.

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