Dell and actress Nikki Reed want to turn your old laptop into gold jewelry

Think your old, broken laptop is worthless? Dell doesn't. At CES in Las Vegas, the computer giant announced a new initiative to mine old or broken laptop parts for gold. Yes, gold. As strong conductors of electricity that don't corrode, small amounts of gold are found in many major electronic products. Recover a sufficient quantity of these old motherboards, and you have enough metal for a delicate ring or set of earrings. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, for every million cell phones that are recycled, 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. But when we upgrade our laptops and phones every few years, we d

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