Professor Thomas Schreflat is leading a team St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences in Austria showing that rare earth permanent magnets may contain local deformations in the crystal lattice of the material, resulting in a weakening of the magnetic force of the material in those areas.  Finding ways to minimize or eliminate the deformations would […]

The U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for 2010 directs the Comptroller General to complete a report on rare earth elements (REE) material. REEs are the fifteen elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71, from lanthanum to lutetium ( the lanthanides), plus yttrium, atomic number 39, which is chemically similar to the lanthanide elements and thus […]

Nebraska is one of those places the coastees like to dis as nowhere.  Nebraska is a big mostly flat state that if driving across is best done at night.  It’s as dull a drive as can be imagined on I-80.  Not many folks there, for all the noise over the Cornhusker Kickback, it wouldn’t have […]

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