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88%AnimationMar 2015

Wake Up Call

(5:57) Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen.

87%VideoApr 2012

Asteroid mining mission revealed by Planetary Resources

(3:15) American spacecraft/mining company Planetary Resources are on a mission to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals.


87%VideoMay 2016

The lucrative life of a fracking driller

(10:12) VICE heads to North Dakota to meet one of the new generation of young and wealthy directional drillers in the fracking industry.


87%VideoApr 2017

Where the juice that powers our batteries comes from

(11:22) Visit a lithium mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

87%VideoDec 2017

Asteroid worth $10,000,000,000,000,000,000

(4:39) What would you do with 10,000 quadrillion dollars?


86%VideoJul 2009

Mining helium-3 on the Moon

Helium-3 is a very rare gas with the potential to fuel clean nuclear fusion power plants. Christopher Barnatt explains the physics, space exploration and global politics that may be involved in mining the Moon for helium-3. Nominated by AstroBoy


86%VideoAug 2011

Rollerblading down a salt mine

Filmmaker and skater Greg Mirzoyan bombing down a salt mine 350 metres below the Polish surface.


86%VideoNov 2011

Gold from outer space

(6:21) Professor Martyn Poliakoff from Nottingham University goes down a gold mine in Bendigo, Australia to discuss recent research that explains why gold is found at or near the surface of the Earth.

81%PictureNov 2007

Dying for energy

Chinese coal miner cleans up


80%VideoDec 2008

One million tons of solid iron ore blasted!

Making rubble at an open mine.