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What’s really inside your smartphone: A pile of raw minerals and serious social consequences

By April Gocha / August 22, 2017

According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.

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Making glass from food waste—and more great stories—in the August ACerS Bulletin, now online

By April Gocha / July 18, 2014

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about making glass from food waste, aluminum nitride powder synthesis, processing maps for flash sintering, the annual raw minerals report, and more—is now online.

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