Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report
Seafloor nodules contain battery metals needed to fuel the transition to clean energy, but trawling for them can disrupt ecosystems that we don't know about.
China leads the safari on cobalt
As New Delhi struggles to shape its strategy on tapping cobalt in the Congo, Beijing has already become the dominant player in mining the shiny grey metal used to make lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars and smartphones.
Tesla battery maker Panasonic suspends cobalt supplier due to sanctions concern
Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt for Tesla batteries comes from Cuba.
Rise in electric vehicles sales will lead to a shortage of cobalt supplies by mid 2020
Cobalt, used in rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles might see a crunch in supplies by the early-to-mid 2020s, say miners and analysts
Volkswagen to move ahead in securing cobalt supplies to gear up for shift to electric cars
Volkswagen decided on the strategic shift to electric vehicles (EVs) after it was engulfed in the “dieselgate” scandal.
Citi invests in blockchain company Cobalt ahead of second round of funding
Citi's support is the latest step forward for Cobalt, is one of several initiatives in this area to deliver promised savings on processing currency trades.
FireEye, a US based cyber-security firm warns that attacks on ATMs in India are set to increase
At a time when people are making serpentine queues at ATM kiosks to withdraw cash owing to demonetisation, a new report said on Monday that cyber attacks on ATMs will rise in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2017.
Microsoft expected to be working on 'x86 on ARM64 emulation' as part of Windows 10 Redstone 3
Microsoft is most likely working on bringing x86 emulation on ARM processors in Windows 10 with the Redstone 3 release set to come in the Fall of 2017 (September onwards).
Cobalt revival powered by electric vehicles
Cobalt prices may be on the threshold of a major revival due to flourishing demand for the mineral, a key component of lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars.