The tragedy happened near the village of Benderloch outside Oban on Sunday.
Researchers Turn Mobiles In To Gold
Scientists have discovered a simple method to extract gold from old mobile phones.
The research team believes the new technique could help safely salvage hundreds of tonnes of the precious metal from electronic scrap.
Electrical waste, such as old mobile phones, televisions and computers, is thought to contain as much as seven per cent of all the world's gold, which is used in circuit boards.
Current ways of extracting gold from unused gadgets often use toxic chemicals such as cyanide but scientists have now developed a simple extraction method using a non-toxic chemical compound, which they claim yields more efficient results.
The technique involves submerging printed circuit boards in a mild acid to dissolve the metal parts, before adding an oily liquid containing the team's chemical compound.
The compound isolates gold from the complex mixture of other metals, enabling extraction.
Study leader Professor Jason Love, of Edinburgh University, said: "We are very excited about this discovery, especially as we have shown that our fundamental chemical studies on the recovery of valuable metals from electronic waste could have potential economic and societal benefits.''
The research team believes their discovery could help salvage some of the estimated 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year.
The study, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The latest stage in the long-running legal battle will be heard by seven justices on Monday and Tuesday.
Organisers of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships hope to recruit thousands of volunteers to improve the experience of athletes, officials, media and spectators when they visit Scotland.
Scottish Labour said the figures make a "mockery'' of the Scottish Government's plans for childcare.
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