Fleet Space Technologies’ Centauri 4 low earth orbit satellite above Earth.

Space-borne mineral exploration is here

Fleet Space launches avant-garde satellite geophysics tech As many space exploration companies begin to investigate the vast mineral potential of asteroids, moons, and planets within our solar... — Updated 8/12/2022 Full story

The MAPP rover made by Lunar Outpost will be used to mine the Moon.

Robots to clear the way for moon landings

Colorado School of Mines, Lunar Outpost work on NASA project The Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines and Lunar Outpost has been selected to carry out the Autonomous Site... — Updated 8/10/2022 Full story

A large Komatsu mining haul truck being tested at a site in Arizona.

Mining sector races to net-zero by 2050

CO2 reduction path for mines is difficult but not impossible Aligned with global climate goals agreed upon in international pacts such as the Paris Agreement, most of the major mining companies... — Updated 8/10/2022 Full story

Biden under “A Future Made in America” banner at GM’s Factory Zero.

DOE seeks input on US critical materials

Recognizing the meteoric rise in demand for minerals and metals critical to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and the American economy at large, the U.S. Department of Energy is requesting... — Updated 8/9/2022

Row of installed First Solar thin-film solar panels in field with flowers.

DOE backs tellurium enriched solar tech

Launches $20M consortium to boost American-made CdTe cells Increasing federal backing of American-made thin-film solar technologies is likely to increase the demand for tellurium, a key... — Updated 8/9/2022 Full story

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A 3D rending of neurons firing through the brain.

Computer synapses fire with graphene

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have discovered the potential of using the super material graphene to develop synaptic transistors for brain-like computers. For most... — Updated 8/12/2022 Full story

Various metal 3D printed objects using UMass high-entropy alloy.

Exciting new 3D printing alloy discovery

Strong and flexible, HEA offers the ideal additive manufacturing combination Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Georgia Institute of Technology have 3D printed a... — Updated 8/9/2022 Full story

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A row of solar panels with wind turbines in the backround.

America leads global campaign to fight climate change with landmark legislation

The $469 billion energy and climate spending agreement struck between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), if successful in getting passed in Congress, will be the... — Updated 8/3/2022 Full story

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