News tagged with precious metals

Conducting gels—from waste to wealth

Research by scientists at the University of York has demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Materials Science
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Cleaning up the precious metals industry

UvA researchers have discovered a new material that can catalyse the decomposition of cyanide ions in process waste streams. The catalyst has been patented and attracts interest from industry. Germany's oldest gold and silver ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Materials Science
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Will we mine asteroids?

It's been said that a single asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in precious rare metals. Will we ever reach out and mine these space rocks? How hard could it be?

dateJan 09, 2015 in Space Exploration
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