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Gold Nugget Found In Australia Turns Out To Be A 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

Dave Hole could not pry open the heavy and reddish rock he found in Maryborough Regional Park. Gemologist eventually realized the object is a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite.

Space July 19, 2019

This Newly Discovered Fungus Collects Gold From Its Surroundings

Gold digger alert! Scientists have discovered a type of fungi in Australia that draws gold from its surroundings, possibly signaling new deposits that have yet to be unearthed.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2019

Rare ‘Collapsar’ Stars Gave Birth To Gold In The Universe

Most of the gold in the universe, as well as other heavy metals, are generated from collapsing stars. A new study takes a peek at the process.

Space May 10, 2019

NASA Uses Gold To Direct Heat Away From Science Instruments Of James Webb Telescope

NASA engineers are installing the gold baffles that can direct heat away from the sensitive instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. Here's why the baffles and the mirrors of the Hubble Space Telescope successor have gold.

Space June 7, 2018

Bitcoin Is Now More Expensive Than Gold, Cryptocurrency Reaches All-Time High

A unit of digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin has reached a new historic high. The price of one bitcoin has surpassed the value of an ounce of gold for the first time.

Business Tech March 3, 2017

Top Windows 10 Phablet HP Elite X3 Getting Optional Passive Stylus, Gold Avatar

The HP Elite X3, one of the best hardware-equipped smartphones to run on Windows 10 Mobile, will soon get an optional stylus and a gold color option. Some say the productivity-oriented gadget paves the way for the Microsoft Surface Phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 5, 2016

Viking Gold Discovery In Denmark: Amateur Archaeologists Find Largest Trove Of Treasure Ever

A trio of amateur archaelogists uncovered the largest treasure trove of Viking gold ever found in Denmark. The treasure will be displayed at a local museum.

Ancient June 18, 2016

Environmental Responsibility Pays Off: Apple Made Over $40 Million From Recycling Old Devices

Apple recently published its Environmental Responsibility Report, and the results are not too shabby. By recycling old devices, the company collected almost 3 million pounds of copper, over 6,000 pounds of silver and a mind-blowing quantity of gold.

Money April 16, 2016

Celebrate 'The Legend of Zelda' 30th Anniversary With This 24-Karat Gold NES

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the first 'The Legend of Zelda' game, a custom NES designer created a 24-karat console that includes a matching copy of the cartridge.

Geek April 4, 2016

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Gold: Researchers Discover Way To Turn Electronic Waste To Gold

Millions of tons of electronic waste are produced every year, translating to millions of tons of possible sources of gold. Researchers have come up with a new gold extraction method that is cheaper, faster and safer.

January 30, 2016

Hermès Birkin Bag Better Investment Than Gold, Stock Market: Study

A study found that Hermès Birkin bags are a better investment than gold or the stock market. The value of the luxury handbags did not plummet over the last 35 years and still continues to increase.

Money January 24, 2016

Huawei is Now Offering the Nexus 6P in Matte Gold

The Nexus 6P goes for the gold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 5, 2016

Polish Experts: Tunnel, Yes. Nazi Gold Train, No

A group of researchers said there is no Nazi gold train in Poland. The finding refutes the claim of two hunters that insisted they did find the train hidden in a tunnel in August 2015.

Society December 16, 2015

Scientists Develop Gold Foam Made Up Of 98 Percent Air

Swiss researchers introduced a new gold foam, said to be the lightest form of the precious metal ever produced. The gold aerogel is 98 parts air and two parts solid material.

Animals November 30, 2015

Geologists Say Large Amount Of Gold And Silver May Be Hidden Near Volcanoes

Scientists discovered a new reservoir of gold and silver along the geothermal waters of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. The researchers, however, say it is impractical to traditionally mine along geothermal areas because of extremely high temperatures and environmental impacts.

Earth/Environment September 3, 2015

Treasure Hunters Discover $1 Million Worth Of Gold Under The Atlantic Ocean Off The Florida Coast

Dreams came true when a family of treasure hunters found a 300-year-old $1 million treasure of gold and jewels while combing the Atlantic Ocean for sunken treasures and buried gold.

Internet Culture July 29, 2015

New Approach To Using Silicon Could Lead To Better Bio-Implants

Scientists have found a new approach to developing a synthetic material from silicon, which may be used to improve bio-implants.

July 11, 2015

Experts Discover Ancient Gold Trade Route Between UK And Ireland: Here Are Some Amazing Facts About Gold

Researchers discover an old trade route for gold, and point out the metal has been used since the early Bronze Age for a number of purposes, ones not always related to economics.

Animals June 8, 2015

Gold Artifacts In Ancient Ireland May Have Been Made More For Supernatural Than Economic Value

Ancient Irish goldsmiths may have preferred "exotic" imported gold over gold from local sources, researchers suggest. Gold from Cornwall in England found its way to Ireland as early at 2500 BC, they suggest.

Animals June 7, 2015

Gold Trade Between The UK And Ireland Dates Back To Early Bronze Age

Gold trading took place between Ireland and the United Kingdom 45 centuries ago. Why was this occurring millennia before the world's first gold coins?

June 7, 2015

Experts Unearth 2,400-Year-Old Solid Gold Bongs In Southern Russia

Archaeologists have unearthed a pair of 2,400-year-old "bongs" made of pure gold once used by Scythians to drink concoctions of cannabis and opium.

Animals May 31, 2015

Apple Watch Frenzy Grows: Beyonce Spotted With Special Gold Watch, Lottery For Developers

Apple takes a unique marketing approach with its first-ever wearable that puts it right on the wrists of big names in the fashion and music industries. It's also giving developers a possible chance at getting a Watch to use in app development efforts.

Wearable Tech April 24, 2015

$17K Apple Watch's Battery Lasts For Only About 18 Hours: What, Me Worry?

Apple Watch Edition boasts some gold and nothing else over the Apple Watch Sport but the price difference is about $16,400. So what is Apple's strategy with the high-end wearable since it offers the same lame battery life, processor, features and functionality? Apparently, it's all about the status and selling to the gold digger.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2015

$4.8 Million: Amount Of Gold Stolen In Armored Truck Heist In North Carolina

Armed robbers hijacked an armored truck parked alongside Interstate 95, and went away with 275 pounds of gold bars. The loot was estimated to be worth more than $4 million.

Society March 3, 2015

Goldgenie Unwraps Diamond Ecstasy Apple iPhone 6 Limited Edition: Here’s What It Will Cost You

A London company offers to dip iPhone 6s in gold and coat them in diamonds. Goldgenie is considering offering similar services for the Apple Watch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2015

Stinky Sulfurous Air Created South Africa's Gold

South Africa's Witwatersrand contains some of the highest concentrations of gold in the world. Where exactly did that gold come from? A scientist at ETH Zurich recently figured it out.

Animals February 8, 2015

This 24-Carat Gold-plated Goldgenie Bike Sells for $390,000. Forget Ferrari

Ride in style on a bicycle covered completely in 24 karat gold.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

Apple Watch gold selling for $5K, but it will never be viewed as a Rolex contender

Gold versions of the Apple Watch are rumored to be priced between $4,000 and $5,000. High-end horologists still don't see the smart watch as a threat to their core business.

Wearable Tech November 5, 2014

Giant gold nugget in California sells for $400,000

The Butte Nugget, which weighs 6.07 pounds, was sold for a secret price to a secret buyer. The middleman, however, revealed that the initial asking price was $400,000.

Business October 27, 2014

Molecular structure of water at gold electrodes revealed

Water molecules have been studied as they interacted with gold, providing data that could benefit medicine and environmental studies.

October 25, 2014

Glitzy iPad on the way, but will bling style prove to be a golden egg for Apple?

Apple is giving its 9.7-inch iPad a gold coat of paint, sources say. The iPad's gold color could help buoy sales until Apple is ready to release a proper refresh of the tablet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 1, 2014

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