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metals

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Pay dirt: Why rare-earth metals matter to tech (FAQ)

It was once an obscure topic only for geologists. But China's control over rare earth elements used in green- and high-tech equipment is causing alarm as the nation cuts exports.

By Nov. 1, 2010

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Disposable sensor detects heavy metals in humans

A team at the University of Cincinnati says its sensor is the first lab-on-a-chip able to consistently pinpoint levels of highly electronegative manganese and will be tested in rural Ohio in 2012.

By Aug. 3, 2011

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At Mojave mine, rare earth metals are elemental (photos)

Molycorp breaks ground on a mining facility that taps some of the world's most prized elements, used in the production of everything from hybrid cars to cell phones to hard disk drives.

21 Images By Apr. 22, 2011

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Precious metals: Stunningly beautiful high-end audio designs

The very best high-end audio gear looks amazing, and sounds so good your ears will jump for joy!

By Sep. 16, 2010

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Study: E-waste recycling poisons people with heavy metals

Researchers find high levels of heavy metals in a Chinese town that processes circuit boards with 'crude' recycling techniques.

By Apr. 15, 2008

Review

Out There

Slow-paced sci-fi gameplay, a rich storyline, and a different adventure every time make Out There easy to recommend, even for the price.

By Mar. 6, 2014

5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 6, 2014

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Low rates of metal recycling handicap green tech

A U.N. study finds that metal recycling varies greatly, and recycling of minerals vital to energy products, such as LED bulbs, solar cells, and wind turbines, is virtually nonexistent.

By May. 31, 2011

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Magnetic Nanoport links phones to accessories, cars, each other

Nano Magnetics thinks smartphone makers will like a magnetic connection technology that will let customers attach speakers, chargers, or storage devices to their phones.

By Jan. 7, 2014

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Lenovo Vibe Z is a 5.5-inch Full HD beast of a phone

The slender Vibe Z packs a glitzy Full HD display and Android 4.3, as well as a throbbing quad-core processor -- could Lenovo be the one to watch in 2014?

By Jan. 2, 2014

Editors' Take

Meta smartwatch

The former designer at Vertu is giving Meta's new watch a facelift to climb to the top of the smartwatch fashion mountain.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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