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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.

How aluminum oxide's liquid-like properties protect nuclear plants

Thin layers of solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as if they were liquid filling rust-caused cracks.

Silver and copper might help your clothes monitor you

Silver-coated copper nanowires could be used to embed fitness trackers and health monitors into shirts.

Gold particles make the invisible visible

A researcher was able to optimize single-molecule detection using gold nanorods.

Scientists create "kagome metal"

It's an electrically conducting crystal, made from layers of iron and tin atoms, with each atomic layer arranged in the repeating pattern of a kagome lattice.

Cyanide and copper: key ingredients in the origins of life, scientists say

Harvard researchers combined cyanide and copper in an airtight quartz container and their findings are impressive.

Fusion power using superconducting magnets: researchers are almost there

MIT scientists describe fusion power as a potentially "inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy."

Gold and titanium nanowires restore vision in blind mice

Researchers from Fudan University and the University of Science and Technology of China tried curing blindness using gold and titanium.