A $20 trillion rock could turn Planetary Resources into the richest company on Earth

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Amun 3554 is a little more than a mile wide and it’s one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered. Unless it ever decides to smash into us — a theoretical possibility, but extremely unlikely over the next few centuries — it will continue orbiting the sun, unknown and unmolested.

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UFO Micro Furnace – World’s Smallest Furnace For Performing Assays Of Precious Metal Ore

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Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009

 UFO Micro Furnace is the world’s smallest, lightest, most portable, easiest to use and most affordable furnace for performing assays of precious metal ore.  It is the only one that can be taken to the mine site, and is so simple to use that a trip to the assay office in town is no longer necessary.  UFO stands for Unbelievable Firing Object.

 

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Car Thieves Leave Cars, but Take the Catalytic Converters

 Car Thieves Leave Cars, but Take the Catalytic Converters

The catalytic converter is made with trace amounts of platinum, palladium and rhodium, which speed chemical reactions and help clean emissions at very high temperatures. Selling stolen converters to scrap yards or recyclers, a thief can net a couple of hundred dollars apiece. Exactly how much depends on the size of the car and its converter.

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