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 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
Blue Star Gold GoldSpot Discoveries Gold'n Futures Mineral Corp. map AI Lithium

GoldSpot in high demand for AI exploration

Blue Star Gold Corp. is among the latest in a rapidly growing list of mineral exploration companies leveraging the machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities offered by GoldSpot... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
University of Arizona NASA swarm autonomous robots Moon space mining

Scientists plan new method of Moon mining

A research team at the University of Arizona recently received $500,000 in NASA funding for a project to advance space mining methods through the use of autonomous robots, swarms of them. "It's re... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
ABB MEDATech Ability eMine FastCharge all-electric mine recharging drive train

ABB, MEDATech sync electrification goals

Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company ABB Ltd. has signed an agreement with MEDATech Engineering Services Ltd., designer of custom mobile heavy equipment, to explore technologies for... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
LG Innotek eco magnet rare earth elements SGI Korea EV wind turbines electronics

LG Innotek develops strongest eco magnet

LG Innotek Co. Ltd., an affiliate of electronics conglomerate LG, Sept. 15 announced it has developed the world's strongest eco magnet in collaboration with magnet company SGI Co., also... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals 
Purdue University white paint Guinness record global warming climate control

Purdue paints with record-breaking white

Out of West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University has earned a Guinness World Record for an unintended side effect to reducing global warming – creating the whitest paint ever. "When we started... — Updated 9/21/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Teck Resources BCIT copper patches Copper and Health program Canada Coptek

Teck bandages tech institute with copper

Teck Resources Ltd. and the British Columbia Institute of Technology Sept. 8 announced the installation of more than 1,000 antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces at the institute in... — Updated 9/14/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Rajant Kinetic Mesh BreadCrumb InstaMesh wireless network mining underground

Rajant wireless to connect above and below

Provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, Rajant Corp., recently announced its participation at MINExpo to showcase its collaborative solutions for fully mobile, underground and open-pit... — Updated 9/14/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
sodium-ion battery graphene Chalmers University Sweden lithium-ion Janus

Graphene boosts sodium-ion battery 10x

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have recently devised a method of using a novel form of the wonder material graphene in sodium-ion batteries, increasing their... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
3D Systems metal printing additive manufacturing new alloys Scalmalloy APWORKS

3D Systems newest alloys change the game

3D Systems recently announced it has added two new alloys to its material portfolio specifically designed to yield high-strength, corrosion-resistant parts when used with its proprietary Direct... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

battery recycling lithium-ion black mass American Manganese General Motors

Recycling to complete a circular economy

Reminiscent of America's gilded age, the world is priming itself for a new era of technology and energy centered on the electricity that sparked the imaginations of visionaries such as Nikola... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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Korean lab develops near-perfect graphene

A team at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials within the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea, including students at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology,... — Updated 9/7/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
GoldSpot Discoveries Critical Elements lithium AI exploration mining Canada map

GoldSpot spots multiple exploration targets

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. Sept. 7 announced the results of its property-wide comprehensive data review, compilation, and target generation on Critical Elements Lithium Corp.s' New Blocks 1-6 and... — Updated 9/7/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
solid-state battery Samsung IDTechEx report lithium-ion forecast EV 2031

IDTechEx reports solid-state battery future

Research and technology firm IDTechEx has recently released a detailed report projecting the future of solid-state batteries and its potential to reach a market size of over $8 billion by 2031. Co... — Updated 9/7/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
First Cobalt refinery Ontario Canada battery grade sulfate eco-park funding

First Cobalt finishes refinery financing

First Cobalt Corp. Sept. 3 announced the completion of a US$45 million financing that will help fund the upgrade and expansion of its battery-grade cobalt sulfate refinery in Canada. "With the... — Updated 9/6/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Redwire Space NASA Break the Ice Challenge winner rover space mining Moon

NASA Break the Ice Challenge winners

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aug. 18 announced the winners of its Break the Ice Lunar Challenge, which is incentivizing new approaches for excavating resources on the Moon... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Nanotech Energy graphene battery mass production non-flammable funding

Graphene battery company raises $64M

Graphene manufacturer and producer of graphene-based batteries Nanotech Energy Inc. reported Aug. 10 it had raised $64 million in funding to be used toward the development of a high-volume... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
MIT scrap aluminum hydrogen fuel cells energy electrochemical indium gallium

MIT develops game-changing H fuel process

As the world aspires to move away from fossil fuels and minimize carbon emissions, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method to generate clean hydrogen... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
HEVO DOE ORNL wireless EV charging license infrastructure polyphase coil

EV charging will soon go wireless with HEVO

U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology – a technology that could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are... — Updated 8/31/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
ExOne Maxxwell Motors EV electric vehicle 3D printing metal copper winding

ExOne chosen to 3D print copper EV part

Sand and metal 3D printing experts The ExOne Company Corp. announced Aug. 17 a collaboration with Maxxwell Motors to develop 3D printed copper windings for electric drive systems for electric... — Updated 8/24/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Sandvik Nokia 5G underground mining VTT NGMining project research pilot

Finnish 5G research collaboration kicks off

Following last year's announcement of Nokia's 5G standalone private wireless networks, Nokia and early collaborator Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology have announced a partnership with VTT... — Updated 8/24/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
GoldSpot Discoveries acquisition CEO.CA Geotic AI artificial intelligence

GoldSpot to acquire CEO.CA and Geotic

Leading artificial intelligence company GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. announced Aug. 16 not one, but two planned acquisitions to bolster the rapidly growing firm, continuing its incredible pace to tr... — Updated 8/24/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
quantum mechanics superconductor material Quantum Foundry UC Santa Barbara

Scientific discovery at Quantum Foundry

Researchers at the National Science Foundation's first Quantum Foundry at the University of California Santa Barbara are making major breakthroughs in the development of materials that enable... — Updated 8/24/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Redwire Space NASA ISS International Space Station 3D printing Regolith Print

3D printing Stone Age domiciles: In Space!

Researchers aboard the International Space Station will soon test the feasibility of 3D printing lunar structures with space mud. Being carried out alongside microgravity experiments on muscle... — Updated 8/17/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Los Alamos National Laboratory colloidal quantum dot Victor Klimov Science

Lab unlocks potential of quantum dots

Responsible for several important milestones in the study of quantum mechanics, or more specifically quantum dots, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has once more proven to be at the forefront... — Updated 8/17/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics X-MAT X-TILE grant NETL DOE Bill Easter coal waste derived materials

X-MAT awarded $1.5M for coal roof tiles

Known for its ongoing research into manufacturing homes from coal waste, Florida-based Semplastics announced Aug. 5 that its advanced materials division X-MAT received a grant of $1.5 million... — Updated 8/10/2021 Full story


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