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Bronze Age Iron Tools Used Metal From Space

Bronze Age artifacts revealed nickel levels and ratio of iron to cobalt that suggest these were made using metals from meteorites. The metal state of meteoric iron may also explain why it was used in the Bronze Age.

Ancient December 6, 2017

Rare Metal In Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Kill Cancer Cells

Iridium, a rare metal on Earth but abundant in rocks from space, may be used to treat cancerous cells. What makes the promising cancer treatment better than current therapies?

Space November 4, 2017

NASA Detects Metal In Mars's Atmosphere: What Mysteries Will This Discovery Unlock?

NASA has confirmed that there is a permanent metal presence in the atmosphere of Mars. The discovery, made by MAVEN, will help scientists better understand mysteries held by the red planet and its comparison with Earth.

Space April 12, 2017

Gluten-Free Food Linked To Increased Exposure To Toxic Metals Like Mercury And Arsenic

Individuals who follow a gluten-free diet were found to have higher levels of arsenic and mercury in their urine and blood. These toxic metals are known to cause cancer and neurological conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

Biggest, Most Valuable Diamonds Form In Pools Of Liquid Metal Deep In The Earth's Mantle

Scraps of large and valuable diamonds reveal these gemstones formed within pools of liquid metal deep below the Earth's surface. They also form at depths about twice as deep as where most diamonds are born.

Earth/Environment December 16, 2016

Did Aliens Visit Earth 25,000 Years Ago? Aluminum Piece In Romania Hailed Part Of Ancient UFO

A piece of ancient aluminum on display in the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca could be proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. The object may have even been a part of a UFO.

Space October 21, 2016

New Smelting Process Can Produce Metals With Less Air Pollution And Greenhouse Gas Emission

A new metal smelting process was accidentally discovered by MIT researchers. It can reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases associated with traditional metal smelting.

Material Science August 26, 2016

Watch Lightweight Metal Foam Turn Armor-Piercing Bullet Into Dust

Lightweight composite metal foams have excellent thermal protection compared to conventional metals. The study findings show that these metals could be used in other studies involving heat sensitive materials and space exploration.

April 8, 2016

Japanese Idol Group Babymetal To Appear On 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Tonight

The Japanese metal group fronted by three young Japanese girls is set to rock out on Stephen Colbert's late night show.

Movies/TV Shows April 5, 2016

Lightweight Titanium Alloy May Help Build Lighter Vehicles That Use Less Fuel

A new and improved titanium alloy is 10 to 15 percent stronger than those commercially available in the market. This new metal is stronger than steel and can be used to create lightweight vehicles.

April 4, 2016

Terminator-Style Morphing Robots May Soon Become Reality

In the near future, one could see soft robots altering their shape and morphing into another vehicle or structure for a separate mission. The key, according to Cornell researchers, is a hybrid material combining stiff metal with soft, porous rubber foam.

FUTURE TECH March 24, 2016

Super Metallic Glue Offers High-Tech, Low Temperature Alternative To Welding And Soldering

Researchers created a new super metallic glue that can bond two metal surfaces at room temperature. MesoGlue's solidified bond is as strong as that of conventional welding and soldering but without the high costs and the potential damage from heat.

January 16, 2016

Magnesium Infused With Ceramic Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles May Pave Way For Lighter, Better Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

A group of researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have developed a new material that infuses ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles with magnesium, creating an extremely strong yet extremely lightweight material.

Animals December 28, 2015

Tungsten Oxide Surface Coating Makes Steel Stronger And More Durable

A team of researchers from Harvard was able to develop a steel coating that makes the metal stronger and resistant to staining and corrosion. Much of this success was due to the researchers finding a way to combine properties that were once thought to be incompatible.

Animals October 24, 2015

Gaming On-The-Go: What Apple's iPhone 6s Hardware Means For Mobile Gaming

With the announcement of Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, mobile gamers learned that the smartphones will be equipped with an A9 chip for faster graphics and 3D Touch capabilities that can change mobile gaming.

Apps/Software September 10, 2015

Gaming On-The-Go: What The 2015 WWDC Apple Announcements Spell For Indie Developers

Apple made many announcements regarding updates to its operating systems, as well as celebrating the success of the App Store. But what does this mean for indie developers?

Apps/Software June 10, 2015

Epic Games Set To Roll Out 'Fortnite' Closed Beta This Fall

Epic Games' 'Fortnite' is scheduled for closed beta on Windows and Mac desktops this coming fall.

Video Games June 10, 2015

WWDC 2015: How Apple's Updated Metal Is Building Better Video Games

Apple is upgrading Metal, its graphics processing technology that drastically boosts performance. With this new tech, developers like Epic Games are building better games than ever before.

Apps/Software June 8, 2015

LG G4 Will Not Get Metal Body But 'LG G4 Note' Will: Report

With the industry preference veering towards metal over plastic, LG seems to be on course to jump onto this bandwagon and follow the trend. The rumored LG G4 Note is anticipated to boast a metal body and not the LG G4.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 24, 2015

Killswitch Engage Guitarist's Reaction To Winning On 'The Price Is Right' Is Priceless

Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz made a killing on today's 'The Price is Right.'

Movies/TV Shows February 10, 2015

Scientists Use Laser to Make Metal Hydrophobic: Here's How

By using a laser-patterning technique, two researchers from the University of Rochester were able to give metals new super-hydrophobic property, which makes the surface extremely difficult to wet.

Energy January 21, 2015

New Laser Technique Turns Metals Into Water-Repellent 'Supermaterials'

Laser pulses make for super-slippery "hydrophobic" materials that shed water better than Teflon. The new laser technology could have uses in solar energy devices, and water-collection in developing countries.

Animals January 20, 2015

Divers Retrieve 'Atlantis' Metal Orichalcum from Ancient Shipwreck

Divers exploring an ancient shipwreck discovered 39 ingots believed to be made of the legendary metal orichalcum that Plato said was forged and used in the city of Atlantis.

Animals January 10, 2015

Real Life Magneto: Russian boy is Capable of Sticking Metal to his Skin

A 12-year-old Russian boy has the awesome powers to attract metal objects to his body. He's not the first, but it doesn't make it any less awesome to know that we have a real mutant among us mere humans.

Internet Culture November 22, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors abound as launch nears

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is looming. Rumors are already beginning to abound over what the device will feature.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 21, 2014

WWDC 2014: Apple makes iOS gaming better with 'Metal'

Apple shows some love to its developers and unveils its latest technology that lets game-makers create rich 3D graphic games without gobbling up resources.

Apps/Software June 3, 2014

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