Tags > Minerals

Stories for "minerals"

Micro-metal management: Fellows Friday with Damian Palin

Micro-metal management: Fellows Friday with Damian Palin

on

Biomineralogist Damian Palin (watch his TED Talk) collaborates with bacteria to mine valuable minerals from desalination brine, the toxic byproduct of desalinating seawater — creating wealth from waste while protecting the environment. You work in the field of geomicrobiology. What is it, and why is it becoming increasingly important? Geomicrobiology is a field of science []