News about Rare Earths, New or Critical Materials, and Their Uses:



Ames Laboratory: Iowa cornfields could play a role in recycling old electronics, March 14, 2018

Ames Laboratory: New joint industry project will recycle domestic rare-earth materials using Critical Materials Institute technology, Jan. 22, 2018



Tesla more than doubles lithium-ion battery life, May 11, 2017

Apple's promise to end rare earth mineral mining is 100% unattainable today, April 20, 2017April 21, 2017

Work of Critical Materials Institute could help lesson US dependence on China for rare earths, April 4, 2017



Your old phone is full of untapped precious metals, October 18, 2016

Coal byproducts are a great source of rare earth elements, October 17, 2016

Electric car revolution brightens outlook for a medley of metals, October 5, 2016

The Cobalt Pipeline, September 30, 2016

The All-American iPhone, June 9, 2016

The crazy ways we'll soon mine old gadgets for treasure, May 3, 2016

Rare earth materials: Developing a comprehensive approach could help DOD better manage national security risks in the supply chain, Feb. 11, 2016

New request for information to inform Department of Energy Critical Materials Strategy, Feb. 10, 2016



UK gets federal funds to research coal-based rare earth elements, Dec. 20, 2015

Salvage neodymium magnets from an old hard drive, Dec. 10, 2015

Battery makers see a big break coming - no, seriously this time, Oct. 19, 2015

PNNL Research featured in special issue exploring lithium sulfur battery technology, September 2015

U.S. Department of Energy: Quadrennial Technology Report and The Quadrennial Energy Report, Sept. 10, 2015

Approaching materials strategically, Aug. 26, 2015

Lab making progress on advanced battery storage for cars, grid, House panel told, June 17, 2015

Coatings key to lighter jets, May 3, 2015

In race to build a more efficient refrigerator, magnets could keep things cool, May 6, 2015

A new use for Cerium?, April 12, 2015

Samples show that US Rare Earths has potential for high-value Europium rich critical rare earths, January 6, 2015



Get talking (column about froth flotation), December 16, 2014

OU CCEW student team video: Recycling Rare Earths, December 18, 2014

Innovating a New Innovation Model (JCESR and batteries), December 14, 2014

Could magnets in helmets reduce football concussions?, November 2014

The Rare-Earth Elements -- Vital to Modern Technologies and Lifestyles, November 2014

Energy Report: Rare Earth Elements and National Security, October 2014

The Rare Earth Elements in Your Smartphone, 4:05 video on BloombergTV, August 8, 2014

Jony Ive Speaks on Future Products, Working With New Materials, Jonathan Ive on Apple’s Design Process and Product Philosophy, June 16, 2014

Northeastern Engineer building on stronger magnets, May 15, 2014

Rare Earths Economic Report Offers Comprehensive Analysis of Rare Earths Industry, April 2, 2014

What is the world's scarcest material?, March 18, 2014

Rare Earth Recycling Takes on New Luster, February 26, 2014

Urgent need to recyle rare metals, February 17, 2014

Measure would allow raw mineral cooperatives, February 14, 2014

Research specialists unite over rare earth scarcity, February 7, 2014

Critical minerals and mining reform in the U.S.:  Kemp, January 31, 2014

Lack of critical minerals processing capacity U.S. 'Achilles heel' - Wyden, January 29, 2014

Not enough rare earths, week of January 24, 2014

10 elements crucial to modern life that you've probably never heard of, January 13, 2014

America is finally waking up to the fact that China controls our military's future, January 12, 2014

Canada looking to break into ‘critical’ rare earth elements mining, January 4, 2014



Resources:  Track flows to manage technology-metal supply, December 31, 2013

The lithium squeeze, December 27, 2013

North American rare earth stocks jump on Lynas woes, December 17, 2013

New interest in seafloor mining revives calls for conservation, December 11, 2013

How effective are Apple's recycling programs?, December 11, 2013

Rare material shortages could put gadgets at risk, December 6, 2013

How Tesla batteries are powering an energy revolution, December 5, 2013

No plan B if smarphone metal supply dries up, December 3, 2013

ASTM Declarable Substance Committee developing proposed rare earth elements standard, December 2, 2013

China to search for rare earths in the moon, December 2, 2013

First rare earths, now antimony -- it's all about China, December 2, 2013

Showa Denko develops dysprosium-free magnetic alloy for factory automation applications, November 26, 2013

How to read and interpret an announcement by a junior rare earth mining company 101, November 20, 2013

A scarcity of rare metals is hindering green technologies, November 18, 2013

Montana metals in demand, November 14, 2013

17 rare metals you couldn't live without, November 11, 2013

Concerns persist over N.W.T. rare earth mine, November 6, 2013

Rare earths in tailings could power modern gadgetry, July 21, 2013

The DoD's 'About Face' on REEs, April 1, 2013



Australia's Dubbo zirconia project to be significant rare earths producer by 2015, August 14, 2012

Military's rare earth concerns -- CNN Security Clearance --, March 12, 2012



Alaska may become Silicon Valley of rare earths, October. 2, 2011

Rare Earth Elements, National Geographic, November 2011

Rare Talents, MIT Technology Review, April 19, 2011