The true cost of your engagement ring

July 15, 2013 by  
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How much does that platinum band really cost? Looking beyond “blood diamonds,” precious metals also have a large environmental footprint.

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Google And James Cameron to Fund Plans to Mine Astroids

April 24, 2012 by  
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You can’t accuse James Cameron of ever thinking small. Not content with reaching the bottom of the Marianas Trench last month , the Avatar director is now, along with Google Inc executive Eric Schmidt, planning to fund a venture to survey and eventually extract precious metals and rare minerals from asteroids in orbit near Earth. The science fiction-like mission will be headed by Washington-based Planetary Resources, Inc. , who plan to explore Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials ranging from water to precious metals and then extract them. Read the rest of Google And James Cameron to Fund Plans to Mine Astroids Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asteroid mining , google asteroids , james cameron , near earth asteroids , Planetary Resources Inc , Planetary Resources Inc asteroid mining , Planetary Resources Inc near earth asteroids , precious metals , precious resources

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