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Rare Earth Elements: the 21st Century Minerals and China, again!

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

periodic table of elements

(Source: Science Notes http://sciencenotes.org)

Could economic wars be launched over mineral resources critical to industrial products that define our 21st century living standards?  Continue reading “Rare Earth Elements: the 21st Century Minerals and China, again!” »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – chemicals and materials now on fire!

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Galaxy note

Burnt Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-us-government-airline-flights-banned-rules-safety-explosions-a7365341.html)

In October 2016 the auto-ignition and explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones came to a head.  The Korean company walked away from the Note 7 at the cost of billions of dollars, but well worth preservation of the long-term reputation of Samsung Corp.  Here is a brief recount of the story. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – chemicals and materials now on fire!” »