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New US Space Mining Law to Spark Interplanetary Gold Rush
Science & Tech  (tags: space, space mining, minerals, water, asteroids, moon, extraterrestrial gold rush, investors, Barack Obama, US Comm Space Launch Competitiveness Act )

Judy
- 1257 days ago - phys.org
In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon.
Future of Mining May Be on the Ocean Floor.
Science & Tech  (tags: Mining, minerals, ocean floor, scientists )

Rosie
- 1435 days ago - cnbc.com
Mining for minerals could be more efficient and cause fewer environmental problems if looked for at the bottom of the ocean rather than on land, according to a study; but some scientists say deep-sea mining may have consequences we don't fully understand
Found! Hidden Ocean Locked Up Deep in Earth's Mantle
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, geology, mantle, ringwoodite, minerals, water )

Freya
- 1803 days ago - news.msn.com
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite, new research shows.
.China Restarts Rare Earth Shipments to Japan
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, china, Japan, minerals )

Jae
- 3101 days ago - news.yahoo.com
China resumed exports to Japan of rare earth minerals crucial in high-tech manufacturing after a two-month de facto ban and a Japanese conglomerate announced a major supply deal with an Australian miner that will reduce dependence on Chinese production.
After 250 Years of Classifying Life, 90 Percent Remains Unknown
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, plants, minerals, species, life, Earth, ecosystem, science, scientists, study, world, biologists, biodiversity, research )

Laurel
- 4206 days ago - news.yahoo.com
BRONX, NEW YORK--Most people can tell the difference between some types of berries, or bugs or trees, but much of the planet's life remains unnamed and unseen.
   

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