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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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Iron oxide-based nanoparticles detect, diagnose, and destroy cancer

By Jim Destefani / November 5, 2013

Researchers are using iron oxide-based nanoparticles to detect tumors in their early stages, deliver chemotherapy drugs with pinpoint precision, and monitor the drugs’ release in real time.

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ARPA-E awards $31.6 million to rare-earth substitute projects

By Eileen De Guire / October 5, 2011

ARPA-E announced $31.6 million in awards to develop new, rare-earth-free permanent magnet materials. Credit: ARPA-E Rare earth permanent magnets are key components in electric vehicle motors and in wind turbine electricity generators, and international concern over the economics of rare-earth raw materials has been well documented here and elsewhere. DOE is addressing the issue from…

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