Rareearths

01.31.12
WTO ruling revives debate over China's rare earths trade
01.31.12

WTO ruling revives debate over China's rare earths trade

China suffered another setback at the WTO yesterday, thanks to a ruling that could spell trouble f...

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10.20.11
Major Chinese supplier halts rare earths production in attempt to boost prices
10.20.11

Major Chinese supplier halts rare earths production in attempt to boost prices

With prices sliding and uncertainty rising, China's biggest producer of rare earth minerals has...

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07.08.11
Your future iPhone's parts could come from the ocean floor
07.08.11

Your future iPhone's parts could come from the ocean floor

I'm always blown away when I remember that every single one of the raw materials that goes into...

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07.06.11
WTO says China's rare earths export controls violate international rules, US applauds
07.06.11

WTO says China's rare earths export controls violate international rules, US applauds

China's monopolistic approach to the rare earths market is in violation of international trade...

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07.04.11
Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles
07.04.11

Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles

China's control over the rare earths market hasn't faced too many challenges over the past few ye...

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03.04.11
Researchers find flaws in neodymium magnet crystalline structure, still in love with its personality
03.04.11

Researchers find flaws in neodymium magnet crystalline structure, still in love with its personality

Given China's status as the worlds largest producer of rare earths and its recent proclivity for re...

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01.21.11
China nationalizes eleven rare earth mines for environmental and strategic reasons
01.21.11

China nationalizes eleven rare earth mines for environmental and strategic reasons

Most of our favorite gadgets are constructed with parts made of rare earth minerals, and as many of...

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12.30.10
China tightens hold on rare earth exports, markets soar
12.30.10

China tightens hold on rare earth exports, markets soar

If you own a flat screen TV, a hybrid, a PC, or any number of cell phones, chances are you own a sm...

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03.10.10
US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill
03.10.10

US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill

Even if your favorite gadget isn't flaunting them, rare earth metals are vital to all sorts of high-...

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