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minerals

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Effort to trace 'conflict minerals' in electronics

Hewlett-Packard is one of a few companies seeking certification that ensures metals used in their products do not fund the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Feb. 13, 2010

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Apple and Nintendo among tech giants accused of using conflict minerals

Apple and Nintendo are among tech titans accused of failing to ensure their raw materials are not bought from violent gangs in the Congo, while HP has been praised for its efforts.

By Dec. 14, 2010

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Green news harvest: Scarce minerals and green tech

Minerals are vital to many green technologies, including lithium batteries for electric cars. Now neodymium, used in magnets for wind turbines and car batteries, comes into focus.

By Apr. 15, 2009

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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET's Jay Greene explains.

By Sep. 26, 2012

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Apple updates figure on work week labor compliance

The company says 95 percent of its supply chain partners are compliant with a work week that is less than 60 hours.

By Dec. 4, 2013

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Peer into the heart of an exploding star

For the first time, we have telescopes strong enough to see the radioactivity at the heart of the supernova known as Cas A. What scientists have seen there helps unravel the mystery of how a star dies.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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This dwarf planet may contain more freshwater than Earth

Using the Herschel Telescope, the European Space Agency has detected water vapor on Ceres, the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt. And it just may have a whole lot of it.

By Jan. 22, 2014

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Virtual lithium mine attaches to geothermal plant

Simbol Materials opens an operation in California to extract lithium, zinc, and other metals for batteries from the discharge of geothermal plants.

By Sep. 28, 2011

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Lunar libation: Dogfish Head brews beer with moon dust

The Dogfish Head brewery crafts an out-of-this-world brew with a splash of ground-up lunar meteorites.

By Oct. 2, 2013

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FairPhone ethically-sourced phone hits target, out in autumn

The FairPhone is built using ethically-sourced minerals, and using factories with a good employment conditions record.

By Jun. 6, 2013