Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
The new CIBJO Responsible Sourcing Blue Book will be presented to the industry by Responsible Sourcing Commission President Philip Olden at a seminar in Vicenza on January 19, 2019. The seminar, which is being held during the VICENZAORO January trade show, will open the symposium of the Federation for European Education in Gemmology (FEEG), in Hall 7.1–TIZIANO Room of the Vicenza Exposition Centre. It will be moderated by CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
As the first generation of electric vehicles and stationary storage begins to phase out next decade, millions of lithium-ion battery packs will go out of service. BloombergNEF estimates the total will reach 1 million metric tons in 2027 and keep growing, creating challenges and opportunities for regulators, manufacturers and recyclers. Large-format batteries like those in EVs and home systems are expected to account for 90 percent of the market by 2030.
What is the solution?
World famous jeweller Tiffany & Company has launched an initiative to provide greater transparency about the origins of its diamonds to customers, from miners to retailers.
Following in the footsteps of the world’s No. 1 diamond miner, De Beers, which is testing a blockchain technology-based platform aimed at clearing the supply chain of imposters and conflict diamonds, Tiffany has begun tracing each of its individually registered diamonds (0.18 carats and larger) by a unique serial number.
I hope it works.
Friday, January 11, 2019
C.A. Hidalgo is among the premier data miners of the world’s collective history. With his MIT colleagues, he developed Pantheon, a dataset that ranks historical figures by popularity from 4000 B.C. to 2010. Aristotle and Plato snag the top spots. Jesus is third. It’s a highly addictive platform that allows you to search people, places, and occupations with a variety of parameters. Take note.