mining

How Off-World Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Many of us dream of living on other planets, but are two things we'll need before it can actually happen: money and raw materials.

Should we mine the Moon?

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

The Earths closest celestial neighbour seems likely to play a major role and already a number of private companies have been created to explore the possibilities.

Agreement reached on deep sea mining

Posted in Business on 26th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

The project will extract ores of copper, gold and other valuable metals from a depth of 1,500m.

Deep-sea mining 'must responsibly respect ecosystems'

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea.

NASA wants to help private companies mine the moon

Posted in Business on 12th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

To keep its gaze focused on the stars, NASA has had to change up its game of late. Private corporations, rather than NASA itself, now resupply the International Space Station.