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National Academies advisory: Critical minerals and national defense stockpile
The United States uses more than 7.5 trillion pounds of nonfuel minerals each year to produce everyday items such as mobile phones and cars. (2007-10-02)
The Consumer's Guide to Minerals
The importance of minerals in our everyday lives cannot be underestimated. (2013-10-22)
Experimental study of the electrical conductivity of hydrous minerals under high P-T conditions
Hydrous minerals are important water carriers in the crust and the mantle, especially in the subduction zone. (2016-03-29)
Basaltic rocks in Iceland effective sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide
Atmospheric carbon dioxide injected into volcanic rock as part of a pilot project in Iceland was almost completely mineralized, or converted to carbonate minerals, in less than two years, a new study shows. (2016-06-09)
Prize for Dundee professor's groundbreaking work on microbes, metals and minerals
Professor Geoffrey Gadd from the University of Dundee has been awarded the Society for General Microbiology's Colworth Prize lecture for his work on how microbes interact with metals and minerals. (2009-03-30)
Ancient minerals: Which gave rise to life?
Life originated as a result of natural processes that exploited early Earth's raw materials. (2013-11-25)
Earth's mineralogy unique in the cosmos
New research from a team led by Carnegie's Robert Hazen predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos. (2015-08-26)
Map sheds light on ocean floor
The first comprehensive map of Australia's known offshore mineral occurrences has been released. (2006-08-10)
EARTH: Is there really a minerals crisis?
China sent the high-tech industry and markets reeling when it blocked exports of raw rare earth minerals. (2011-07-11)
Major Changes In Mineral Chemistry And Properties At High Pressure Seen
Changes in the magnetic structure of minerals at high pressures might have significant implications for the structure and evolution of the Earth and may have a significant impact on the planet's magnetic field. (1997-01-30)
Minerals from Papua New Guinea hold secret for recycling of noble gases
A new study by Suzanne Baldwin, the Michael G. and Susan T. (2015-12-09)
Variety of foods -- the key for child nutrition
The study published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, looked at a nationally representative sample of children aged 4-18 years who took part in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. (2008-09-24)
Three new uranium minerals from Utah
Three new minerals discovered by a Michigan Tech alumnus are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines in southern Utah. (2017-02-07)
Dietary supplements shown to increase cancer risk
While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015 by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H., describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount. (2015-04-20)
David Laughlin receives 2009 TMS Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award
The Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society has named Professor David Laughlin the recipient of its 2009 Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award. (2009-11-25)
Study Of Sulfides In Bacteria Casts Doubts On Evidence Of Life In Martian Meteorite ALH84001
Martian meteorite ALH84001 was evidence for extraterrestrial life because minerals found in it resembled minerals created by unusual earthly bacteria. (1998-05-08)
Hot 'new' material found to exist in nature
One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. (2016-08-05)
US minerals sector declined in 2009
The value of US mineral production significantly declined in 2009. (2010-02-16)
Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars
Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars Hydrothermal fractures around Martian impact craters may have been a habitable environment for microbial life. (2012-11-15)
CSIRO and BHP Billiton increase collaboration
A new agreement aimed at increasing collaboration between CSIRO and BHP Billiton will deliver significant benefits to both organizations, the iron ore, manganese and metallurgical coal industries, and Australia. (2009-05-14)
CSIRO finds a way to get more out of old cars
CSIRO Minerals has found a way to reduce waste from car recycling, recycle materials that are currently thrown away, and make the end waste less harmful for disposal. (2005-01-31)
Caltech scientists find new primitive mineral in meteorite
In 1969, an exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua. (2012-06-26)
Wet era on early Mars was global
Conditions favorable to life may once have existed all over Mars. (2010-06-25)
Close up of the new mineral merelaniite
The scroll-like structure of the newly discovered mineral merelaniite grows into tiny, silver-gray whiskers. (2016-10-28)
Zinc Reduces Child Mortality By More Than 34%
Dietary zinc supplementation may reduce infant mortality by at least one-third, according to a study presented at the Federation of American Scientists Experimental Biology (FASEB) Meeting on April 18, 1999. (1999-04-18)
Beyond 'blood diamonds:' Fingerprinting other conflict minerals
Blood diamonds may get the most attention. But they are not the only minerals sold on the world market to finance wars and other conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2012-05-02)
Growth In U.S. Economy Spurs Increased Mineral Consumption, Says USGS Report
The U.S. economy expanded 3.9 percent in 1998, prompting increased consumption of minerals and mineral-based products, according to a new report of the U.S. (1999-03-31)
New technology for recovering valuable minerals from waste rock
Researchers report discovery of a completely new technology for more efficiently separating gold, silver, copper, and other valuable materials from rock and ore. (2011-09-14)
Nature-inspired advance for treating sensitive teeth
Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, scientists are reporting an advance toward preventing the tooth sensitivity that affects millions of people around the world. (2013-01-02)
Yucca Mountain is high and dry, say USGS scientists
The slow growth rates of calcite and opal minerals that coat fractures and cavities in Yucca Mountain attest to the hydrological stability of that Nevada mountain for the past several million years, according to three U.S. (1999-06-01)
University of Queensland a leader in world-first minerals institute
The University of Queensland is pivotal to a new world-first minerals research institute that today attracted a record grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC). (2005-11-10)
Roman concrete mimicked resistant rock in strained region of Italy
How does the Campi Flegrei caldera, or subsurface rock, near Naples, Italy, withstand more uplift than other calderas without erupting? (2015-07-09)
US lacks data on supply of minerals critical to economy, national security
A new report from the National Research Council finds that neither the federal government nor industry leaders have enough accurate information to know how secure the supplies of these minerals are. (2007-10-05)
Mercury mineral evolution
Mineral evolution posits that Earth's near-surface mineral diversity gradually increased through an array of chemical and biological processes. (2012-06-25)
Mineral kingdom has co-evolved with life
Evolution isn't just for living organisms. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found that the mineral kingdom co-evolved with life, and that up to two thirds of the more than 4,000 known types of minerals on Earth can be directly or indirectly linked to biological activity. (2008-11-13)
New thermoelectric material could be an energy saver
By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material. (2012-11-27)
Geoscience Online Learning Initiative webinar on critical and strategic minerals
The American Geosciences Institute in coordination with the American Institute of Professional Geologists presents the second webinar as a part of the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative. (2012-01-25)
Ancient forests stabilized Earth's CO2 and climate
UK researchers have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilised over the past 24 million years. (2014-01-23)
Lab Results And Real World Out Of Sync
The way that soil minerals break down and how they react with groundwater are important bits of information for anyone studying groundwater pollution and soil contamination, but sometimes the information gathered in the lab doesn't quite match what happens in the real world, according to Penn State geologists. (1996-10-29)
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