Tag: gold

Going for the Gold! Mint Innovation’s microbes and technology recover gold

Going for the Gold! Mint Innovation’s microbes and technology recover gold

February 11, 2018 |

With the XXIII Olympic Winter Games starting and a record-breaking 102 gold medals up for grabs this year, it got us thinking about medals…and metals in general. With so many uses from giving them as awards for super athletes, to using them in currency, trade markets, and more recently, electronics, it seems like the demand […]

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Researchers use art installation to demonstrate 24k gold from bacteria

Researchers use art installation to demonstrate 24k gold from bacteria

October 4, 2012 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University researchers have discovered a bacterium’s ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity is key to creating 24-karat gold.  The researchers found that the metal-tolerant bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans can grow on massive concentrations of gold chloride — or liquid gold, a toxic chemical compound found in nature. The researchers created an […]

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