Archive: 07/11/2011

Expert help from a distance

When electronic devices refuse to work, you rarely find the solution in the manual. Technicians often face similar problems with industrial machines, and companies end up flying in experts from the manufacturer ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Engineering
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EARTH: Is there really a minerals crisis?

China sent the high-tech industry and markets reeling last fall when it blocked exports of raw rare earth minerals to Japan, Europe and the U.S. The sudden severing of rare earths supply was a frightening prospect as the ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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