Bonanza! Ants and termites poop gold

Ants and termites could be pressed into service as tiny gold miners, say researchers, who have found them excreting miniature nuggets in their mounds.

More efficient hydrogen fuel cells created

A team from the University of Central Florida reckons it's found a way to make hydrogen fuel cells much cheaper to build - and more efficient.

Gold rained down on early Earth

All the gold in the Earth's crust was delivered there by meteorites, accoring to researchers at the University of Bristol.

Scientists build golden windows for organic solar cells

Gold, kings have slaughtered for it and some people have teeth made out of it. But now it has a new use.

Cinnamon 'can replace harmful chemicals' in nanotech process

A University of Missouri researcher says it's possible to replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles - with cinnamon.

Bill forces Apple and Intel to disclose use of 'conflict minerals'

Hi-tech companies could be forced to admit whether they're buying minerals that fuel violence in Congo.

Desperate Apple junkies pay $2,260 for iPad

A number of desperate Apple junkies in India have apparently managed to stave off painful withdrawal symptoms by shelling out over $2,000 for a single iPad.

24-karat gold Xbox 360 starting at $5,000

Computer-Choppers.com, a business that actually specializes in encompassing electronic products in pure gold, now has available an Xbox 360 wrapped in a beautiful 24-karat casing.

3D invisibility cloak created

An invisibility cloak is one step closer to reality, with a group of German and British scientists reporting that they've successfully created a prototype that works in three dimensions.