Just read an article on LiveScience:
So much for diamonds are forever. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have taken diamond, the hardest known natural material on Earth, and melted it into a puddle.
To create the pressure, the machine’s magnetic fields hurled small plates at the diamond at 34 kilometers per second (21 miles per second), or faster than the Earth orbits the Sun.
Am I the only one who thinks this is amazing?? I’m speechless…what do you say?