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When Green is Black

by Jon Gabay, engineer We are so manipulated in our society. Others dictate the technologies we will use and depend on without regard to ramifications. Poor planning and hip-shot reactions lead to wasted time and money, and the goals that…

A Watered-Down Battery? Nope

We use lightweight, high-capacity lithium-ion batteries in our personal electronics. These conventional lithium-ion batteries use organic electrolytes that are highly flammable and have caused fires or explosions. Researchers are developing…

Eco-mining for Rare Earths

Globally, rare earth elements are highly hazardous to extract, causing significant environmental challenges. Researchers at the University of South Australia are finding ways to transform the recovery of rare earth elements and other vital…