Geology

10.21.15
UCLA chemist: Life on Earth began way earlier than we thought
10.21.15

UCLA chemist: Life on Earth began way earlier than we thought

Life might have started much, much earlier

By A. Tarantola,   10.21.15
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12.15.11
Microsoft Kinect used to map asteroids, glaciers, other scary things
12.15.11

Microsoft Kinect used to map asteroids, glaciers, other scary things

Ken Mankoff is a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studies ice...

By A. Toor,   12.15.11
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07.04.11
Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles
07.04.11

Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles

China's control over the rare earths market hasn't faced too many challenges over the past few ye...

By A. Toor,   07.04.11
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05.27.11
Wasteland Diaries: Apocalypse DIY
05.27.11

Wasteland Diaries: Apocalypse DIY

A few weeks back I did a piece on crafting, covering the basics of Fallen Earth's crafting system...

By Edward Marshall,   05.27.11
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03.18.11
NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month
03.18.11

NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month

Mercury, the innermost planet of our humble little solar system, is getting itself an orbital frien...

By Vlad Savov,   03.18.11
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03.04.11
Researchers find flaws in neodymium magnet crystalline structure, still in love with its personality
03.04.11

Researchers find flaws in neodymium magnet crystalline structure, still in love with its personality

Given China's status as the worlds largest producer of rare earths and its recent proclivity for re...

By M. Gorman,   03.04.11
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01.21.11
China nationalizes eleven rare earth mines for environmental and strategic reasons
01.21.11

China nationalizes eleven rare earth mines for environmental and strategic reasons

Most of our favorite gadgets are constructed with parts made of rare earth minerals, and as many of...

By M. Gorman,   01.21.11
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03.10.10
US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill
03.10.10

US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill

Even if your favorite gadget isn't flaunting them, rare earth metals are vital to all sorts of high-...

By Sean Hollister,   03.10.10
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