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Gold nanoparticles used to rapidly detect Ebola

While the Ebola pandemic in West Africa was eventually tackled the risk remains that the viral disease will re-emerge. To better equipped a new diagnostic method has been developed to allow for the rapid detection of the disease.

Katerina Stefanidi wins gold in 2017 European Championships

On March 4, Olympian Katerina Stefanidi won the gold medal at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in the women's pole vault event.

Bitcoin value surpasses gold for first time

For the first time in its history one unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin is worth more than the value of an ounce of gold. This reinforces the growing importance of the digital currency.

Jessie James Decker to release new 'Gold' EP

Singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker will be releasing her new EP "Gold" on February 17 via the record label, Epic Records.

Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz remembered 21 years later

On January 26, 1996, the world of wrestling lost one of its finest athletes: world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz.

Review: ‘Gold’ is filled with riches and rocks Special

‘Gold’ doesn’t require much mining to discover excellent performances from Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, portraying two equal but different business partners finally striking it rich.

Robbers grab 70kg of gold in dramatic French van heist

Lyon - An armed gang held up a van transporting 70 kilograms (154 pounds) of powdered gold in a dramatic heist near the French city of Lyon on Monday.

Growing gold sharpened with a sewing machine

Growing gold like snowflakes and then sharpening it with a sewing machine-like device sounds like the stuff of fairy tales. In fact it is a scientific reality, based on cutting-edge research.

Interview with Thiago Braz da Silva: 2016 Olympic gold medalist Special

Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz da Silva chatted with me about his historic gold medal win at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He also opened up about his future plans and gave advice to aspiring pole vaulters.

Chatting with Helen Maroulis: Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Special

2016 Olympic gold medalist and wrestling champion Helen Maroulis chatted with me about her historic win at Rio de Janeiro, and she offered advice for wrestling hopefuls.

Katerina Stefanidi named 'European Female Athlete of August'

2016 Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi has another major reason to celebrate. She has been honored by European Athletics.

Helen Maroulis is first American woman to win wrestling gold

Rio De Janeiro - Maryland native Helen Maroulis is the first American woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of wrestling.

Worth an ounce of gold? Extracting metal from old mobiles

Edinburgh - Scientists in Scotland have come up with a novel means to extract gold from obsolete mobile devices. The technique will allow for more efficient recycling of old hardware.

Eleftherios Petrounias wins gold: Greece's 'Lord of the Rings'

Eleftherios Petrounias is Greece's golden child, and the newest "Lord of the Rings." He won the gold medal in still rings at the Olympic Games.

Meet Joseph Schooling: 2016 Olympic gold medalist in swimming

21-year-old Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling made history at the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Meet Anna Korakaki: Greek Olympic champion with 'golden' gun

Rio De Janeiro - Greek shooter Anna Korakaki has won two Olympic medals for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton talks 'Dear Future Me' Special

Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton chatted with Digital Journal about her "Dear Future Me" campaign, where she has partnered with Nature's Bounty.

Olympian Mark Schultz: One of the best 'Sooners' in Oklahoma

More than 30 years and many Olympiads later, wrestlers Mark Schultz and his late brother, Dave Schultz, are still two of the best wrestlers in the history of The University of Oklahoma.

Interview: BMX rider Jamie Bestwick talks gold medal win Special

BMX Rider Jamie Bestwick chatted with Digital Journal about his recent gold medal win at the X Games on Friday, June 2, and his new breathable underwear line.

Apple recycled $40 million worth of gold last year

Apple has announced it recycled over a ton of gold last year, or $40 million worth of the metal. Devices like smartphones contain relatively high amounts of gold as it is very electrically conductive and doesn't corrode easily, ideal for circuits.

Ruth B celebrates gold-certified single with 'Lost Boy'

Columbia recording artist Ruth B has a major reason to celebrate. Her single "Lost Boy" has been certified gold by the RIAA.

Worth their weight in gold? Platinum forming bacteria

Australian researchers have found the important role played by specialist bacteria in the formation and movement of platinum. The organisms are also associated with the processing of other metals.

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz earns Jiu-Jitsu black belt Special

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz should not be messed with. He has just earned his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and chatted with Digital Journal about this achievement.

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley talks new venture Special

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley chatted with Digital Journal about being CEO of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA.

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

Bucharest - Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.

Op-Ed: Rosia Montana — Preserving patrimony for sustainable development Special

Rosia Montana is a small mining town located in the Rosiei Valley, western Transylvania, in Romania. The gold mine that the town is situated next to contains Europe’s largest gold deposits, which has been mined since Roman times.

Unused mobile phones are wasting £100 million of gold says report

A study has found that over £100 million worth of gold is being wasted inside unused or broken mobile phones in the UK alone. It suggests that mobile operators should be doing much more to encourage the recycling of old devices.

Swiss slammed for closing DR Congo 'dirty gold' case

Ginebra - Activists on Tuesday accused Swiss authorities of encouraging impunity, after prosecutors shut a case against a company suspected of laundering gold pillaged by armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson’s

A new method, employing nanotechnology, has shown promise for treating Parkinson’s disease. This is based on experiments using rats, although the results are promising enough to suggest that the method could one day see the drug used on people.

Shifting through sewage to get valuable metals

Sewage, one of the most unpleasant waste products, may contain valuable metals. While not exactly worth its weight in gold, scientists are looking at ways of extracting key elements from the sludge.
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The flakes had a similar look to the crystals seen here.
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Houses that are being restored by Adopt a House.
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The Great Work of the Metal Lover artwork
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A gold funerary mask of the Sican Culture.
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Gold discs from the Gold Museum in Bogotá, Colombia
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Up and away. Time for gold to shine
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Video screen capture of biggest gold coin
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A 1963 split window C2 Corvette at a Corvette show in Forest City, NC.
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Mulligan celebrates what he thinks is a fine knife throw, by riverdancing.
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