Report: Bitcoin mining malware spreads on Skype

Security researchers say they have positively identified a spam message campaign on Skype designed to spread malware with Bitcoin mining capabilities.

Deep Space Industries wants FireFly ships to mine asteroids

A few years ago, if a company had stepped up and said it planned to send unmanned spacecraft to explore the possibility of mining asteroids in near earth orbit, quite a number of us probably would have politely chuckled.

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.

Asteroid mining could start this decade

A new company is tomorrow expected to announce plans for an asteroid-mining operation.

New robot designed to rescue trapped miners

A new robot designed to search out trapped miners in the event of an accident can navigate through 18 inches of water, crawl over boulders and rubble piles, and move in ahead of rescuers to evaluate dangerous environments.

Research shows diamonds aren't forever

New research has shown that diamonds aren’t forever. Sorry ladies, the commercials are lying to you.

Alien mining could be visible from Earth

If we want to find intelligent aliens, we should be looking for signs of mining in extraterrestrial asteroid belts, argue two astrophysicists.