minerals

Science Reveals The Secret To Ancient Rome’s Indestructible Concrete

Science Reveals The Secret To Ancient Rome’s Indestructible Concrete

Roman concrete is famous for its durability, lasting for thousands of years and seemingly stronger with each passing year. New research has uncovered the chemical processes responsible for the sturdiness of this ancient building material — a finding that could inspire modern engineers to revive this forgotten technique.

How To Find Platinum On The Side Of The Road

How To Find Platinum On The Side Of The Road

Platinum is one of the rarest and most useful metals on the planet. A new video from Cody’s Lab explains why a significant amount of this precious element exists in the dirt and dust by the roadside — and how it can be extracted.

30 Starry Wonders Hiding Inside Of Dull Meteorites

30 Starry Wonders Hiding Inside Of Dull Meteorites

A few weeks ago, Russian divers extracted a 567kg chunk of the infamous Chelyabinsk meteorite from a lake where it landed on February 15. The massive space stone ended up cracking into three pieces — and though scientists may have cursed the clumsy divers, I was interested in something else:…