Bacteria Produces Pure Gold

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  1. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    Researchers at Michigan State University
    have perhaps discovered the secret of
    alchemy. They proved that a bacteria
    called Cupriavidus metallidurans gobbles
    up a toxic liquid chemical called gold
    chloride and spits out 24k gold in metallic
    form a week later.



    According to Brown, it wouldn’t be
    profitable to mass produce gold this way –
    so this probably isn’t the world-changing
    discovery the word “alchemy” would
    suggest. But it’s still pretty cool, like the
    fact that you can buy gold from a vending
    machine.


    Bacteria Produces Pure Gold | Money Talks News
     
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    Wiki says, the bacteria precipitates metallic gold from a solution of gold (III) tetrachloride!
     
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    Uhh....this is not alchemy. Alchemy is the purported art of creating one element from another. This bacteria just creates gold from a compound of gold itself.

    Slow news day apparently at "Money Talks News". Either that or the journalist who wrote that story flunked Chemistry. :rolleyes:
     

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