Scientists have just turned hydrogen into metal, in what appears to be a stunning act of alchemy that would soon revolutionalize the field of technology and spaceflight.
NASA is currently studying a new type of material ideal for space robotic systems called Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG).
NASA is still using a technology based on ancient metallic processes similar to how a 6,000-year old relic was made.
A new metal alloy could alleviates the use of coolant gases associated with global warming and lead to the development of ecofriendly cooling systems and magnetic refrigerants that are more resistant to wear and corrosion.
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).
Try to stare through a metal. Go ahead... I'll wait. Unless you're Superman, it simply can't be done. That's because metals are opaque, making it very difficult even for scientists to understand what exactly goes on when metals turn from a liquid into a solid. Now, with help from NASA, experts are running a series of experiments with special transparent alloys, allowing them to better understand how solidification occurs for the first time.
Here's something you don't hear every day: Fish sperm could be a key ingredient involved in extracting and recycling rare earth elements (REEs) from used ore and electronic waste. This could provide a very natural, albeit strange, alternative to modern chemical-based extraction methods.
The oldest metal object on Earth, copper awl, has been discovered in a woman's grave in the Middle East, a new study reports.
A team of Philippine researchers discovered a new nickel-eating plant species that feeds on metal without being poisoned.
Experts gathered May 9 at a US House of Representatives hearing called "Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life Gravity," warning others of the imminent dangers space debris poses to space travelers and satellite operation if rules aren't established to control these whizzing pieces of metal.