October 2017

Where is all the gold?

October 25th 2017

The journal Nature recently published an article that argued the gold and silver found on Earth should be much more abundant than they are. Whilst both metals can be found scattered throughout space, they are relatively rare to find on Earth compared to other elements, and the lack of gold in particular has been a growing concern amongst the mining industry.

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The most powerful magnet in the world

October 15th 2017

Although magnetic materials and magnetic fields are naturally occurring, the most powerful magnet in the world is man-made. Reaching a huge 100 tesla, the magnet is over 2 million times more powerful than the Earth’s own magnetic field, and sits in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL).

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Asteroid Mining

October 6th 2017

Asteroid mining is the removal of raw materials from an asteroid. It is not something that has yet been accomplished, but there have been many proposals and theories on how this could become possible and there are several companies in existence dedicated to this purpose, including Deep Space Industries and Kepler Energy and Space Engineering.

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