I can’t believe I just made that pun.
Here's your daily dose of relativity in one time-lapse video from NASA.
“Rare earth” refers to the scarcity of easily-mined ores of the elements. Last month, we discussed a breakthrough in large-scale electrolysis that could make refining these ores and oxides much easier; now, Japan’s announcement of the discovery of a huge deposit of rare-earth minerals could make the market that much more competitive.
Bedmap2 produces the most detailed and accurate imaging of the Antarctic landmass yet.
Organic photovoltaic coatings gather energy without disrupting your gadget use.
Titanium and tantalum, rare and expensive because they’re so hard to refine, just got a lot more accessible.
Welcome to 2013: We broke physics.