News tagged with rare metal

Are we independent of rare metals?

Numerous metallic elements are regarded as "critical": on one hand, they play an ever more important role in so-called future technologies and on the other, there is a high risk of supply bottlenecks. Small and medium-sized ...

Feb 24, 2015
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Boosting the recovery of rare earth elements

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Ural Federal University will start a joint research project for boosting the recovery of rare earth elements. The exceptional magnetic and optical properties of earth metals ...

Oct 08, 2014
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How ancient impacts made mining practical

About 1.85 billion years ago, in what would come to be known as Sudbury Canada, a 10 kilometer wide asteroid struck with such energy that it created an impact crater 250 kilometers wide. Today the chief industry of Sudbury ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU.

Feb 18, 2014
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Patent approved for cancer-fighting process

A new process developed at the University of Victoria that will help oncologists better identify and target cancerous tumours has been granted a US patent. The patented technology involves synthesizing lanthanide (rare earth ...

Feb 13, 2014
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