Posted on November 28th, 2011 nrapp 1 comment
A decade ago the U.S. was the world’s biggest supplier of lanthanides, scandium, and other rare earths. Rare-earth elements enable the creation of super-magnets, which operate at high temperatures and are also used for a range of high-tech applications, from missile-guidance systems to compact fluorescent light bulbs to wind power turbines to motors in electric vehicles. They get their name because they are spread widely throughout the earth’s crust in small concentrations that in most cases can’t be mined economically. Read more in the latest Fortune issue.
Posted on August 18th, 2008 nrapp No comments
A nice collaboration among Associated Press staffers around the world results in an interesting print graphic and multimedia presentation put together by Siobhan Dooley.