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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…

APEC: Spotlight on Automotive

High on the list of new products and presentations this APEC 2022 is automotive power electronics. The list of innovations and new products released at the show is long, including improved vehicle range, safety, lifetime, and sustainability…

Cobalt’s Human Cost

Sometimes making the parts necessary for green technologies can have dire effects on human wellbeing. The cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a good example. Researchers led by…