Swiss researchers create unscratchable gold.

September 8, 2023

EPFL scientists have created 18-karat gold that’s harder than tempered steel and virtually unscratchable. By combining a gold alloy with boron carbide, an extremely hard ceramic that’s used in bulletproof vests, a team of EPFL researchers has succeeded in making the world’s toughest 18-karat gold…Read More

Research unveils birthplace of gold-rich stars by Royal Astronomical Society.

August 26, 2023

The simulated Milky Way-like galaxy at present taken from the simulation produced in the study. A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Tohoku University have revealed the birthplace of so-called “gold-rich” stars-stars with an abundance of heavy elements beyond iron, including…Read More

Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore.

August 13, 2023

Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods. Gold is one of the world’s most popular metals. Malleable, conductive and non-corrosive, it’s used in jewelry, electronics, and even space exploration. But traditional gold production typically involves…Read More

Oldest reference to Norse god Odin found in Danish treasure by James Brooks.

July 31, 2023

The inscription ‘He is Odin’s man’ is seen in a round half circle over the head of a figure on a golden bracteate unearthed in Vindelev, Denmark in late 2020. Scientists have identified the oldest-known reference to the Norse god Odin on a gold disc…Read More

Gold jewelry from the time of Nefertiti found in Bronze Age tombs in Cyprus by University of Gothenburg.

July 17, 2023

Egyptian lotus jewelry with inlaid stones (ca. 1350 BCE).“Comparisons with other finds from Egypt show that most of the objects are from the time of Nefertiti and her husband . Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have concluded an excavation of two tombs in the…Read More