New kind of sensor is capable of detecting invisible infrared signatures emitted by various kinds of gases, plastics and other sources.
A group of diamond miners in the Namibian desert recently discovered a 500-year-old shipwreck loaded with gold coins.
It looks like Harry Potter's You-Know-Who and the Elric Brothers are not the only ones searching and studying the so-called "philosopher stone," as a newly rediscovered manuscript shows that one of the greatest minds to walk on Earth also got entangled with the powerful stone.
Vanderbilt researchers recently modified batteries by adding millions of quantum dots made from iron pyrite, or fool's gold. This not only allows the enhanced batteries to charge faster, but also endure more charge cycles.
Evidence of a prehistoric gold trade route running between southwest UK and Ireland has recently been discovered, suggesting humans were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age (2500BC).
Back in 2012, a meteorite managed to puncture through Earth's atmosphere and slam into the ground of California's Gold Country - a historic region that attracted waves of 49ers during the 1849 gold rush. Ironically, this "Gold Rush meteorite" doesn't boast any yellow precious metals. Instead, it seems to be packed full of diamonds and other treasures.
If you need motivation to lose weight, Dubai might be the best place to get it. In response to expanding waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering to give citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram lost by Aug. 16, Emirates 24/7 reports.