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En ny ubemannet dyphavsglider er under utvikling

Dyphavsglideren vil kunne dykke ned til 5 kilometer og vil dermed dekke 75% av havrommet. Dyphavsglideren blir utviklet av europeiske forskere gjennom prosjektet "Bridges" som er et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom 19 forskningssentre. Den skal kunne samle inn prøver og studere dyphavsmiljøet. Prosjektet...

Ny sommerskole - "From dredging to Deep Sea Mining"

"For the first time in TU Bergakademie Freiberg we are offering new studying program – Summer School “From Dredging to Deep-Sea Mining”, which is aimed at improving the knowledge of students and young researchers from different countries in new promising field of human activity – deep-sea mining....

Blir tilbudet eller etterspørselen av lithium størst de neste tiårene?

"But while the Motley Fool analysis suggests that the next few years might be good for LIT and other lithium investors, they simply assume that there will be enough lithium resource to meet future demand, based on the USGS figures for known reserves. This is a different question than the short-term...

The World's Top 5 Mining Countries

The World's Top 5 Mining Countries: #1: South Africa takes the number one spot. According to The Telegraph, South Africa has more than $2.5 trillion in mineral reserves. The country is the world’s biggest producer of platinum, and leading producer of gold, diamonds, base metals and...

Deloitte - The top 10 issues mining companies will face in 2015

Tracking the trends 2015: "Keeping the faith is only easy when things are going well, and miners haven’t seen a lot of positive indicators in recent years. In many ways, in fact, it still feels like the sky is falling." "Now in its seventh year, this 2015 edition of Tracking...

Top 10 Global Junior Mining Companies 2014

Top 10 Global Junior Mining Companies 2014:   #1-Sierra Metals Inc. (TSXV: SMT) Kanadisk gruveselskap som fokuserer på rettigheter, leting, utvinning, produksjon og salg av sølv, kobber, bly, sink og gull i Mexico og Peru. Tidligere het selskapet Dia Bras Exploration Inc. Sierra Metals...

Jordas energibalanse

Jordas energibalanse defineres som differansen mellom den energien som tilføres jordens atmosfære, hovedsaklig fra solen, minus energien som sendes fra jordatmosfæren og ut i verdensrommet i samme tidsrom. Fra jordens indre utstråles det en geotermisk varmeenergi som tilsvarer 47 TW eller 0,087...

Deep Solar Minimum

Intensiteten på utstrålingen fra solen går i sykluser. I perioden 2005-2010 var en såkalt "Deep Solar Minimum"-periode: "April 1, 2009: The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower." De siste 10 årene har bl.a. NASA...

A very large utility-scale battery

"Nobody in the power industry has yet been able to come up with a cost-effective way to store large volumes of energy for later distribution. Tesla is making a bet that its huge $5 billion “gigafactory” currently under construction near Reno, Nevada, will enable the mass production needed to drive...