Researchers from the Camborne School of Mines have identified methods to predict the environmental and social cost of resourcing new deposits of rare earth minerals used in the production of mobile phones, wind turbines and ...
The combination of morphological and topographic information from stereo images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as compositional data from near-infrared spectroscopy has been proven to be a powerful tool ...
Applying big data analysis to mineralogy offers a way to predict minerals missing from those known to science, where to find them, and where to find new deposits of valuable minerals such as gold and copper, according to ...
On the eve of a major change in bitcoin, a threat of a split in the digital currency has been avoided—for now.
A new study into the way bone cells organise during bone formation could open the door to a better understanding of diseases such as osteoporosis.
Anyone holding the digital currency bitcoin could soon face some unsettling problems—up to and including financial losses, whipsawing prices and delays in processing payments.
In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry.
Hulking excavators claw at riverbanks on Indonesia's Sumatra island in the hunt for gold, transforming what was once a rural idyll into a scarred, pitted moonscape.
The weather report for California 8,200 years ago was exceptionally wet and stormy.
Methods to improve water purification or build better batteries are problems that have challenged scientists for decades. Advances have inched forward, but rising demand moves the finish line further and further away.