Rareearth

02.08.12
Japan to reduce rare earth consumption in response to China's export controls
02.08.12

Japan to reduce rare earth consumption in response to China's export controls

Japan took another step toward lessening its rare earths dependence today, announcing plans to dra...

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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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07.06.11
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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03.23.11
Original iPad retrofitted to play nice with Smart Cover, magnets largely to thank (video)
03.23.11

Original iPad retrofitted to play nice with Smart Cover, magnets largely to thank (video)

Although we don't exactly know how they work, magnets are one of Earth's many fascinations and ar...

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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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01.23.11
Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining airships, turbine base jumpers, and the Sahara's solar oasis
01.23.11

Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining airships, turbine base jumpers, and the Sahara's solar oasis

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean te...

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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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01.17.11
Toyota developing new type of electric motor in an effort to escape dependency on rare earth metals
01.17.11

Toyota developing new type of electric motor in an effort to escape dependency on rare earth metals

Toyota's not too pleased with the general scarcity of rare earth minerals and China's near-monopoli...

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