Ooh yes ... and isn't there a mineral used in solar panels that's only found in one of the southern African countries? The road dust thing is very interesting.grenfell wrote:Even other precious metals such as platinum find their way into catalictic converters and following on from that I have read of someone exploring the possibility of extracting it from road dust.
Star Trek! You're my new hero I bet the Trek scientists would find a valid explanation, like why the Terminator can't make a gun, no moving parts.Going off topic , I'm not quite sure about aliens and pyramids and the like but I do sometimes think about the paradoxes in Star Trek for instance . They have replicators that can create anything from food to engine parts and such a thing would make gold , or any physical form of money obsolete, energy would be the only thing of any value , yet there are races such as the Ferengi who still lust after their gold pressed Latinum .
Excellent news that other people know it, nobody's heard of it in my bit of the south ...Oh and that term "foreigner " is used around here too.