Big nuggets of gold are relatively common. Big crystals of gold are not, and this is the biggest one anyone has ever seen.
Living cells capable of emitting light and conducting electricity have been created in a lab, and MIT's researchers think this is just the beginning.
Scientists have created a new kind of vaccination that uses gold particles to mimic viruses and carry them to cells to create an immunity.
A team of geologists have studied earthquakes to find out how they produce gold deposits.
This vintage gold LEGO brick would really be the crown jewel in any LEGO fan's collection. Not only is it 25.65g of 14-karat gold, but it also has a story behind it, and for any LEGO lover that equals "want."
Gold is more than a metal. It's a symbol, the physical incarnation of value and wealth and luxury, and this has been the case for thousands of years. This is partly because gold can be readily found and is easy to work, but also because of the appeal of the color and shine. So what's going to happen now that gold can be made into any color? Anarchy, that's what.
Through the wonders of microbial alchemy, researchers have discovered a bacterium that can create solid 24-karat gold. The bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans, has shown it can withstand the incredible toxicity of gold chloride, a chemical compound found in nature that's also known as liquid gold. Not only can the bacteria withstand it, they can make it precious.
The Tata Nano is the world cheapest car at around $3,000, so it's easy to see why an owner would want to bling it up a bit. But adding millions in gold, silver, and gems seems just a little over the top.
Let's face it: most data isn't all that valuable. Some of your vacation photos, some work files and a handful of MP3s may have some personal value, but they're pretty much worthless in the marketplace. Not so when they're stored on a thumb drive made of gold!
If you thought the ultra rich were just wasting their money when they bought fancy bling, consider the case of this outrageous yacht built for a Malaysian businessman for a stunning $4.8 billion. Yes, that's billion with a "b". It turns out that he might actually have gotten himself an incredible bargain.