These Are The Countries With The Biggest Gold Reserves
Gold's price has increased by more than 25% so far in 2016, and in July analysts from UBS argued that the metal has entered a so-called new phase.
Scientists Get First Glimpse Of Conductivity That Could Break Size Barriers For Memory
Scientists from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first direct images showing that electrical currents can flow along the boundaries...
Ten Spectacular Golden Treasures of the Ancient World
Throughout the centuries, people have long been captivated by the prospect of finding a long lost treasure. While many have dedicated their entire lives to the search for gold before ‘striking it luck...
The World’s Nitrogen Fixation, Explained
Yale University scientists may have cracked a part of the chemical code for one of the most basic, yet mysterious, processes in the natural world — nature’s ability to transform nitrogen from the air ...
Metal-Eating Microbes In African Lake Could Solve Mystery Of Earth's Iron Deposits
An isolated, iron-rich bay in the heart of East Africa is offering scientists a rare glimpse back into Earth’s primitive marine environment, and supports theories that tiny microbes created some of th...
Record-high Pressure Reveals Secrets Of Matter
At extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium begin to interact with each other, a phenomenon never witnessed before. The findings have been publishe...
Scientists Discover What Controls Waking Up And Going To Sleep
Northwestern University neuroscientists have discovered how an animal's biological clock wakes it up in the morning and puts it to sleep at night. In studies of fruit flies and mice and the brain circ...
Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
Making The New Silicon
An exotic material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon. In 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) ...
Local Asteroid Passing By Earth May Be Worth $5.4 Trillion
An asteroid that could contain trillions of dollars’ worth of precious platinum is set to zoom past Earth Sunday. Asteroid 2011 UW-158, which is approximately 1,500 feet wide, is estimated to contain ...
Magnesium: This Invisible Deficiency Can Harm Your Health
Magnesium is often thought of primarily as a mineral for your heart and bones, but researchers reveal that its role may have been underestimated.
This Car Runs For 100 Years Without Refuelling – The Thorium Car
It’s become increasingly clear that our modern day propulsion systems aren’t really needed anymore. New technologies are waiting to be unleashed, technologies that are much more efficient and harmonio...
Liquid Mercury Found Under Mexican Pyramid Could Lead To King's Tomb
An archaeologist has discovered liquid mercury at the end of a tunnel beneath a Mexican pyramid, a finding that could suggest the existence of a king’s tomb or a ritual chamber far below one of the mo...
Gold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment'
Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest. Sewage sludge contains traces of gold, silver and platinum at levels ...
Cryotherapy As A Weight Loss Treatment
The latest weight loss trend requires a lot of blankets, immediately. 
New Type Of Chemical Bond Confirmed
Chemistry students around the globe are pretty familiar with ionic, covalent, hydrogen, and van der Waals bonds, but a study has demonstrated the existence of one more: vibrational bonding. The phenom...
These Are The Countries With The Biggest Gold Reserves
Gold's price has increased by more than 25% so far in 2016, and in July analysts from UBS argued that the metal has entered a so-called new phase.
Blackdamp
Blackdamp (also known as stythe or choke damp) is an asphyxiant, reducing the available oxygen content of air to a level incapable of sustaining human or animal life. It is not a single gas but a mix...
Blackdamp - Wikipedia
Potassium cyanate
Potassium cyanate is an inorganic compound with the formula KOCN (sometimes denoted KCNO). It is a colourless solid. It is used to prepare many other compounds including useful herbicide. Worldwide ...
Potassium cyanate - Wikipedia
Osmium borides
Osmium borides are compounds of osmium and boron. Their most remarkable property is potentially high hardness. It is thought that a combination of high electron density of osmium with the strength of ...
Osmium borides - Wikipedia
Lutetium aluminium garnet
Lutetium aluminium garnet (commonly abbreviated LuAG, molecular formula Al5Lu3O12) is a ceramic material that has been proposed for use as a high refractive index lens material. When doped with cerium...
Scientists Get First Glimpse Of Conductivity That Could Break Size Barriers For Memory
Scientists from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first direct images showing that electrical currents can flow along the boundaries...
The World’s Nitrogen Fixation, Explained
Yale University scientists may have cracked a part of the chemical code for one of the most basic, yet mysterious, processes in the natural world — nature’s ability to transform nitrogen from the air ...
Rubicline
Rubicline, also referred to as Rb-microcline, is the rubidium analogue of microcline, an important tectosilicate mineral. Its chemical formula is (Rb, K)[AlSi3O8] with an ideal composition of RbAlSi3O...
Tellurium monoxide
The diatomic molecule tellurium monoxide has been found as a transient species. Previous work that claimed the existence of TeO solid has not been substantiated. The coating on DVDs called tellurium s...
Terbium(III) chloride
Terbium(III) chloride (TbCl3) is a chemical compound. In the solid state TbCl3 has the YCl3 layer structure. Terbium(III) chloride frequently forms a hexahydrate.
Terbium(III) chloride causes hype...
Metal-Eating Microbes In African Lake Could Solve Mystery Of Earth's Iron Deposits
An isolated, iron-rich bay in the heart of East Africa is offering scientists a rare glimpse back into Earth’s primitive marine environment, and supports theories that tiny microbes created some of th...