rare earth minerals
We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
The Plan to Extract Rare Earth Metals from Coal Mining Waste
The government and industry groups have given West Virginia University over $3 million to study whether it’s a feasible idea.
Rare-Earth Nanocrystals May Be a Key Component of Building the Quantum Internet
Caltech physicists offer a crucial new technology in quantum computing.
Apple's Promise to End Rare Earth Mineral Mining Is '100 Percent Unattainable Today'
Apple says it'll end mining 'one day.' Recycling scientists say that day is not coming soon.
LCC's 'Calx': Technology Returns to Its Rare Earth Void
A claustrophobic nightmare, courtesy of the Spanish death-techno duo and mineral extraction.
How Deep Sea Mud Found off a Tiny Japanese Island May Change the Gadget Economy
Japanese geologists have found a cache of rare earth elements buried in high concentrations in sea mud.