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Normal air could halve fuel consumption

Every time a car brakes, energy is generated. At present this energy is not used, but new research shows that it is perfectly possible to save it for later use in the form of compressed air. It can then provide extra power ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Engineering
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China restarts rare earth shipments to Japan

(AP) -- China resumed exports to Japan of rare earth minerals crucial in high-tech manufacturing after a two-month de facto ban and a Japanese conglomerate announced a major supply deal with an Australian miner that will ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Business
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Premier: China won't block rare earth exports

(AP) -- China is not using its control over supplies of rare earth - exotic metals crucial in advanced manufacturing - as a diplomatic "bargaining chip," state media quoted Premier Wen Jiabao as saying during ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in Business
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Nations wary of dependence on China's rare earths

(AP) -- China's recent halt of exotic metal shipments to Japan amid a diplomatic spat has reverberated throughout the world's high-tech manufacturing hubs - now on heightened alert to the risks of relying ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Other
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