Twinkle, twinkle, little star…
The precious metal is literally extra-terrestrial, produced in the heart of the stars. How and under what conditions? Scientists know more thanks to a double astrophysical observation.
iPhones, Boeing 787s, Teslas and a whole host of other technologies all rely on rare metals – so much so that a new era beckons.
It would be a waste, and environmental hazard, to see them thrown in the bin.
There are precious, and toxic, minerals in our old mobile phones. Far better to recycle them than dump them in the trash.
Rare earth elements, the unusual spices of the industrial world.
Metals are generally abundant throughout the Earth's crust, but not always at the right cost in the right place at the right time.
Bill David Brooks
Fears over China’s ability to cope with its debt crisis and renewed doubts over recovery in the US have sent investors running back to old faithful: gold. But markets look as if they are favouring tradition…