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Metals fraud leads to $700 million satellite failure

NASA is blaming a serious case of metals fraud on a $700 million satellite failure, linked to two aborted satellite missions. This is based on an investigation undertaken by the U.S. space agency.

Moody's - Shortfall in battery metals to slow electric car growth

In a new analysis just released. Moody's says a shortfall of metals such as cobalt, copper, lithium, and nickel likely will slow production of batteries that power electric vehicles,

Lithium under pressure as electric car revolution takes off

As the electric vehicle market continues to grow, metal recyclers are honing their processes and technologies to extract metals from batteries more cheaply and efficiently.

Magnets made without metals, thanks to graphene

Olomouc - Creating magnetics from materials other than metals could lead to many technological advances, especially with semiconductors. For the first time, a non-metallic magnet has been developed using graphene.

Worth their weight in gold? Platinum forming bacteria

Australian researchers have found the important role played by specialist bacteria in the formation and movement of platinum. The organisms are also associated with the processing of other metals.

Gold found in Montana tap water

Whitehall - Some Montana residents turned on the tap to get a glass of gold flakes. After testing proved that the gold was genuine some residents are concerned about their drinking water quality.

WHO supports international treaty on mercury management

The World Health Organization agrees to support a new international coordination to reduce the impact of mercury pollution and exposure.

China accused of halting rare earth minerals to U.S. and Europe

After stopping exports of rare earth metals and minerals to Japan, China is now accused of halting exports of the same critical products to markets in the United States and Europe.

New 'super worms' enlisted to clean up toxic metal wastes

Scientists are planning to use metal-eating earthworm to clean up polluted industrial sites and get rid of toxic metals from the soil.
 

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