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Video: Magnetic ink prints self-healing devices that fix themselves in mere milliseconds

By April Gocha / November 16, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a neodymium-loaded magnetic ink that can be used to print batteries, circuits, and other devices that, if broken or damaged, can self-heal themselves in a matter of milliseconds.

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Video: 3-D printing key to conserving rare-earth materials for high-power magnet production

By Stephanie Liverani / November 9, 2016

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve 3-D-printed permanent magnets that can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical rare materials in the process.

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Creepy or cool? Mini robots are mobile wearables that crawl on your clothing

By April Gocha / November 1, 2016

A team of scientists at MIT and Stanford has developed rovables—small on-body robots that can function as mobile and autonomous wearables.

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Rare earth-doped glass boosts lasers, tests experimental theories at National Ignition Facility

By April Gocha / October 15, 2015

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility’s incredible testing capacity.

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REEcycle develops economically viable recycling of rare earths

By April Gocha / September 23, 2014

A student team from the University of Houston is working to help supply the United States’ own rare earth stream by commercializing a novel and proprietary method to recycle rare earths neodymium and dysprosium from waste electronics.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 13, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 13, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 26, 2013

Some other stories and papers worth looking into: Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order (PNAS) The exploration of novel electronic degrees of freedom has important implications in both basic quantum physics and advanced information technology. Valley, as a new electronic degree of freedom, has received considerable attention in recent years. In this…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / May 29, 2012

Bed made to float with neodymium magnets. Credit: mememetatata; imgur. Check ’em out: Tiny chip could test for latent TB faster Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis. They hope the test will be cheaper, faster and more reliable than current testing for the disease. The researchers used…

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Large deposit of rare earth neodymium discovered in Brazil

By Eileen De Guire / April 11, 2012

A large, new deposit of neodymium has been discovered in the Brazilian state, Bahia (shown red). Credit: Wikipedia. A story on Mining.com reports that the Brazilian mining company, World Mineral Resources, has discovered a large reserve of neodymium in the western state of Bahia, Brazil. According to the story, the deposit will yield about 28…

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Rare earth bets becoming factor in wind turbine direct-drive generator startup investments

By / September 23, 2011

Credit: NREL. About a week ago, Boulder Wind Power, a maker of a direct-drive system with what’s been described as a low-speed permanent magnet generator for utility-scale wind turbines, announced that it had received $35 million in investment venture capital firm NEA and rare-earth producer Molycorp. Molycorp’s involvement, presumably, is based on its insights to rare-earth markets…

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