US backs production of rare earth elements with $19m

The scheme will support projects in communities where the coal industry downturn has left without the jobs they once relied on

Scientists develop device that uses bacteria to mine rocks on Mars and the Moon

Researchers found using microbes to recover metals and minerals could be possible in all gravity conditions

Scientists clean up extracting rare metals from coal

Researchers have found a way to extract rare materials and metals from coal in an efficient, cheap and environmentally friendly way. Scientists from the University of Kentucky say the new method of producing high-grade rare earth elements will make manufacturing the essential components found in iPhones, computers, missiles and other technological applications much cleaner. Materials […]