The presence of diamonds in an outcrop atop an unrealized gold deposit in Canada’s Far North mirrors the association found above the world’s richest gold mine, according to University of Alberta research that fills in blanks about the thermal conditions of Earth’s crust three billion years ago.
“The diamonds we have found so far are small and not economic, but they occur in ancient sediments that are an exact analog of the world’s biggest gold deposit — the Witwatersrand Goldfields of South Africa, which has produced more than 40 per cent of the gold ever mined on Earth,” said Graham Pearson, researcher in the Faculty of Science and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Arctic Resources.
“Diamonds and gold are very strange bedfellows. They hardly ever appear in the same rock, so this new find may help to sweeten the attractiveness of the original gold discovery if we can find
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives antitrust report on Big Tech firms contains a “thinly veiled call to break up” the companies, Republican Congressman Ken Buck said in a draft response seen by Reuters.
The House antitrust subcommittee is expected to publish its report this week on Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Google owner Alphabet Inc.
A Buck representative confirmed to Reuters the authenticity of the draft response, which was first reported by Politico.
In the draft, Buck said he shared Democratic concerns about the power of Big Tech firms, with their penchant for “killer acquisitions” to eliminate rivals and self-preferencing in guiding customers to their other products.
However, he objected to a plan to require them to delineate a clear “single line of business”. Social media platform Facebook also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, search engine provider Google’s businesses include YouTube and Android,
Google has reiterated its commitment to continue building hardware in the future. A blog post by Senior Vice President of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh confirms this.
Osterloh opened and closed Google’s Launch Night In event. There he announced the Pixel 5 and 4A 5G to much fanfare.
He also hinted at Soli Radar and Motion sensor would be making a return to hardware the in near future. The technology took Google a long while to develop to is was interesting to see no sign of it at this year’s event.
Google reiterates commitment to building hardware
Like most years Osterloh summarized the theme for Launch Night In/Made by Google 2020 as reported by 9to5. Normally this sees him bang the drum about Google being helpful. However, alongside this, he also made the point about Google products becoming more affordable too.
He continued to not that Google would be “building
Scientists used data gathered by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during 13 years of exploring the Saturn system to make detailed images of the icy moon—and to reveal geologic activity.
New composite images made from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. And data used to build those images provides strong evidence that the northern hemisphere of the moon has been resurfaced with ice from its interior.
Cassini’s Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) collected light reflected off Saturn, its rings and its ten major icy moons—light that is visible to humans as well as infrared light. VIMS then separated the light into its various wavelengths, information that tells scientists more about the