Special bacteria can turn your old electronics into a gold mine

Geologists in Queensland, Australia have discovered a unique type of bacteria that is able to forge small bits of gold into solid nuggets. This discovery could allow mining companies to reprocess previously undesirable gold into market-ready products as well as transform the ways in which gold-containing electronics are disposed. "In electronic waste, there's a lot of gold," University of Adelaide associate professor Frank Reith told ABC. "We need a technique without impact to health or...

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