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Melting gold at room temperature is a thing now

The discovery came as a fluke.

DRC cobalt deposits not 'that old'

By analyzing the age of known deposits, researchers get clues of where to find unexplored ones.

Silver becomes key component for ultra-efficient solar cells

"This constitutes a first step towards the production of novel electrodes for highly efficient solar cells and lights.”

How to find mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents

Hint: you just need to chart the life cycle of sulphur.

Silver boosts treatment for brain-eating bug

The precious metal can help save lives.

3D-printed lithium-ion batteries are a thing now

Up till now, the polymers used for 3D printing were not ionic conductors and this created a major hurdle for printing batteries.

A gold-hungry bug opens door for more efficient biofuels

A bacterium is capable of producing solar fuels when fed with gold.

US develops new gold-silver alloy for military use

A new gold-silver alloy was created with the idea of lightening the load and enhance the power of devices used by soldiers.

Baby girl survival rates in India fall when gold prices go up: study

The cost of a dowry becomes unaffordable.

Copper nanoparticle ink is a thing and scientist want to use it for printing

Copper nanoparticle ink can be used to print cheaper electronic circuits.

The challenge of creating a solution that avoids mining transcripts

Developers want to ease up geologists' work.

Platinum-gold alloy is the most wear-resistant metal in the world

Researchers say the alloy could save the electronics industry more than $100 million a year.

Old, large soil stockpiles and mine site restoration

Can soil from an old, large stockpile still retain viable organics for successful site reclamation?

The secret to safer oil & gas pipelines: graphene

Only in the US, corrosion costs the oil and gas industry $1.4 billion a year.

What a copper band unveiled about Ancient Americans

A metal piece revealed that Ancient Natives moved goods and knowledge thousands of kilometres across various regions.

Egyptian copper's origin revealed

Two new studies reveal where ancient Egyptians got the red metal from.

Strange metal makes electrons work in teams: scientists

Cuprates may carry current in a way entirely different from conventional metals such as copper.

How big data can help find new mineral deposits

Researchers want to use a type of analysis commonly employed in understanding Facebook connections.

Prof gets 3/4 million dollars to find new ways to process uranium

A researcher at the University of Kansas wants to study the fundamental factors that limit how atoms make bonds to uranium.

Russian scientists discover new mineral

Uakitite is associated with sulfides, schreibersite and magnetite.

Gold particles help scientists find defects

3D printed parts can be self-reporting thanks to gold.

Scientists develop technique to reduce cost, environmental impact of mining precious metal

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame invented a new class of molecules whose shape and size enable them to capture and contain precious metal ions.

Black lung disease cases spike among former US coal miners

Miners in recent decades have been over-exposed to dust, a University of Illinois researcher said.

Deep-sea mining: scientists say collaboration is key

They say there has to be a balance between exploiting mineral resources from the seabed and protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems.

How gold is improving cancer treatment

Gold particles are helping researchers track the diversity of individual cancer cells circulating in the body.