Innovative technology for wireless underground communication

In recent years, the tragic story of mine accidents has been retold many times in international headlines. But thanks to the work of Ryerson University researcher Xavier Fernando, countless miners' lives could be saved in ...

Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say

The quest for rare earths vital to some of modern life's most indispensable technologies may see mining robots jet to the stars within decades, a world-first conference in Australia was told Wednesday.

The complex lives of bubbles revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The mystery surrounding what happens when bubbles collide has finally been busted. And knowing how bubbles bounce apart and fuse together could improve the quality of ice-cream and champagne as well as increase ...

Gold in them hills

The revival of Scotland's long-dormant gold-mining industry is underway, after officials gave the go-ahead to start work at a Highland mine.

US finds no pollution from Mexico mine spill

US environmental authorities have found no evidence of cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Friday.

Even when it's sitting in storage, coal threatens human health

President Trump and his appointees have pledged to end what they call the "war on coal" – policies designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts from producing and burning coal, such as toxic air pollution and ...

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