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Went on a binge this weekend. Great work. Love the thought provoking commentary. Wanted t…
rareearth  from twitter
december 2018 by wakemp
The Clouds (part 3 of 3) – Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
Our series concludes with some revelations. Metahaven uses the story of Wikileaks to show us the infrastructure of the cloud and its super-jurisdictional powers. The BBC’s Paul Mason takes us on a wild tour of China in his novel Rare Earth. And a pile of iPhones brings your host a moment of clarity.
environment  audio  rareEarth  technology 
october 2018 by sew245
The Clouds (part 2 of 3) – Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
We continue our journey to the center of the cloud, by way of the earth: Rare Earth. China controls 95% of the market for the 17 Rare Earth elements that power our invisible technologies so your host decides to pay a visit to the Ganzhou region, to see the illegal mines in the with his own eyes.
audio  rareEarth  environment  technology 
october 2018 by sew245
The Clouds (part 1 of 3) – Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
Twitter employee #7 tells us what happened when Justin Bieber joined twitter in 2009. An Amazon Data scientist, explains how the cloud is changing our relationship with technology, Obama’s CTO Harper Reed explains why the cloud is awesome + we tour Parse, a hot hot hot (BaaS). But can your host get inside the cloud?
audio  environment  rareEarth  technology 
october 2018 by sew245
Lithium Dreams | The New Yorker
The Salar de Uyuni, a vast salt flat in southwestern Bolivia, contains the world’s largest reservoir of lithium, and has significant quantities of boron and potassium.
environment  energy  rareEarth  economics  technology 
october 2018 by sew245
Introducing the Problem of Availability of Strategic Elements
A key challenge for strategic elements is the concentration of many of the world's largest deposits and reserve bases in a small number of countries. As the global economy grows more dependent on individual nations for mineral supplies, political, environmental, or economic problems within these producing nations could quickly and negatively influence world strategic mineral prices. For example, price hikes, export regulations, and trade embargos can limit the availability and affordability of strategic minerals to resource-dependent consumers. The market risks of limited access are evident in price changes. When dominant producer nations decide to restrict strategic mineral access, demand from developed consumer nations is not met, and prices rise unsustainably. Countries with highly developed industry may be able to adapt to high element prices, but countries that aspire to be developed could be left out.
environment  energy  rareEarth  technology  economics 
october 2018 by sew245
TECHNOLOGY: 5 years after crisis, U.S. remains dependent on China's rare earth elements -- Monday, January 12, 2015 -- www.eenews.net
In 2010, China set in motion a wave of worry around the globe when it dramatically lowered quotas on its exports of rare earth elements, which are crucial to the making of everything from cellphones to missile systems to hybrid car batteries. China held 95 percent of the world's supply.
environment  energy  rareEarth  technology 
october 2018 by sew245
The dark side of renewable energy — Earth Journalism Network
Rare earth metals, hard-to-find materials, with unfamiliar names such as lanthanum, neodymium and europium, are used in wind and solar energy projects, but dwindling supplies could hinder a roll-out of low carbon technologies and slow China's shift away from coal power.
environment  rareEarth  technology 
october 2018 by sew245
Despite Cleanup Vows, Smartphones and Electric Cars Still Keep Miners Digging by Hand in Congo - WSJ
Modern batteries need cobalt. Apple, VW and others still include in their supply chains the owner of an African mine where workers produce the metal without shoes or safety equipment.
colbolt  congo  minerals  mining  rareearth  infrastructure  supplychain 
september 2018 by thejaymo
Centuries worth of rare earth elements found in Japan's EEZ:The Asahi Shimbun
enough dysprosium, which is used in the production of hybrid auto motors, to last for 730 years, and 420 years’ worth of terbium
rareearth  japan  maritime 
april 2018 by yorksranter
RT : edited-their 21-minute-long rendition of "Get Ready" to just under the 3-minute mark and released it as…
RareEarth  from twitter
february 2018 by LibrariesVal

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