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Scientists figure out how to extract Germanium from plants

Although Germanium isn’t a conflict metal and is therefore its usage isn’t one of those moral hurdles we all have to leap when buying electronics, it still needs to be extracted from Zinc smelting and coal burning, which isn’t particularly efficient. Like all natural resources, it’s also finite, which is …

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NASA bringing rover tech to driverless cars

Driverless car technologies are coming on leaps and bounds at the moments, with the world’s first motorway-only automated features set to hit commercial cars as soon as 2017. However, whether our automated future will look like the cars of old, or something more akin to Google’s Pod Car design remains to …

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NASA finds evidence of vast historic Mars ocean

Researchers working for the NASA space agency have announced that they’ve found evidence on Mars for an ocean that covered almost 20 per cent of the planet’s surface, which formed shortly after Mars itself 4.3 billion years ago. At its peak, it would have covered much of the northern hemisphere and …

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Scientists find first indication of Dark Matter at LHC

Scientists at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider has made a breakthrough in discovering the first signs of Dark Matter. The LHC is a 17 mile long circular underground track that is chilled to almost zero degrees Kelvin. It has been recording incredibly violent collisions, the likes of which haven’t been seen …

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