Browsing the "Environment" Category

Touch the future of new materials—literally

June 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani

There’s a library on the 17th floor of a building near Rockefeller Center in New York City—but don't go there looking for your next summer read. Instead, you’ll find things like conductive glass, translucent cement, and aluminum foam. It’s called Material ConneXion, and it's one of the largest subscription-based materials libraries on the globe.


New strategies offer cleaner, greener, and reusable rare earth elements

June 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD

Biolantánidos is pioneering a patent-pending process of extracting rare earths from clay using a tank-leaching process with biodegradable chemicals. And the company is betting big that companies will pay a premium for the ability to offer cutting-edge technology with a clear environmental conscious.



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