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New simpler recycling process extracts rare-earth magnets from discarded electronics

By Faye Oney / May 11, 2018

Researchers have developed a simple process for extracting rare-earth magnets from discarded electronic devices. Their method reduces manufactured waste and recycles materials into magnets for other uses.

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Apple’s new robot, Daisy, recycles high-quality materials from up to 200 devices per hour

By April Gocha / April 24, 2018

In an effort to increase its sustainability and materials recycling efforts, Apple just unveiled a new robotic iPhone disassembly system, Daisy, that can separate and recover valuable materials from used iPhone devices in a matter of minutes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 18, 2018

Cost effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene, superacids are good medicine for super thin semiconductors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 18, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 11, 2018

Diverse metals mix it up in novel nanoparticles, world added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017, glass is humankind’s most important material, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 11, 2018.

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Better batteries? Study uncovers potential hidden impact of oxide nanoparticles on earth microbiome

By April Gocha / March 4, 2016

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota shows that nanoparticles of lithium battery catalyst nickel manganese cobalt oxide may harm important bacteria that reside in the soil and have untold environmental consequences.

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

By April Gocha / June 16, 2015

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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Materials magic trick, Act III—Self-destructing electronics disappear before your very eyes

By April Gocha / June 10, 2015

University of Illinois researchers have innovated a solution to the enormous piles of electronics waste piling up around the world—electronics that self-destruct on command.

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