News tagged with mineral

Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation's cheapest hydroelectric ...

dateApr 24, 2018 in Business
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Mars Curiosity celebrates sol 2,000

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover just hit a new milestone: its two-thousandth Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet. An image mosaic taken by the rover in January offers a preview of what comes next.

dateMar 23, 2018 in Space Exploration
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The bottled water industry's healthy origins

Huge outcry ensued from my recent article about how Brexit would hurt Britain's bottled water industry. The outcry wasn't to do with Brexit. Instead, it was over the very existence of a bottled water business.

dateMar 22, 2018 in Environment
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Sentinels helping to map minerals

The traditional way of mapping Earth's geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort ...

dateMar 20, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Cell membrane as material for bone formation

The burst of cells forming cartilage is associated with mineralization during the early stages of bone formation, and nanofragments of the cell membranes can act as nucleation sites for amorphous calcium phosphate, as reported ...

dateFeb 13, 2018 in Materials Science
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