Exploring Clean Technology

Welcome to “Exploring Clean Technology” - a place to explore advanced material science and applications, among other subjects. Click below to read about recent technology developments, all made possible with advanced materials such as lithium, indium, gallium, tin and the rare earths.

This site was previously titled Rare Metals Matter and found on an Avalon-sponsored site separate from the company website. The same RMM content has now been relocated here. Thank you for your continued readership!

 

Apr 18, 2017
As a follow up to my article “Some Like it Hot!” posted on March 15, another important dimension to advanced materials is strength. As reported by Nicola Davison of CNN on January 13, 2017, “Researchers at the Massachusetts Institut... Read More
Mar 15, 2017
As reported by April Gocha on CeramicsTechToday.com (January 13, 2017), researchers at Imperial College London “have discovered that hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide have some of the highest melting points of any measured materials—ma... Read More
Feb 14, 2017
When it comes to consumer electronics, the CES is the most influential spot for the latest tech. The Consumer Electronics Show 2017, which ran January 5 through 8 in Las Vegas, debuted and displayed some of the latest innovations from more than 3,800... Read More
Jan 24, 2017
Sourced from Cdnph.upi.com Much like any gadget you’ve ever owned, the International Space Station (‘ISS’) also needs new batteries from time to time. As David Grossman reported on popularmechanics.com on Dec 30th, “Th... Read More
Jan 3, 2017
As April Gocha noted in her piece on CeramicTechToday (December 13, 2016) “Fossil fuels still largely power our world – but their combustion creates a host of harmful waste gases.” Growing use of renewable energy sources helps ... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
Sourced from Niagaraparks.com Since the late 1990’s, Niagara Falls have been lit with 21 Xenon spotlights… that is, until mid-December of this year. Lighting the mighty Niagara Falls actually goes back some 150 plus years. In 186... Read More
Nov 29, 2016
I’m a relative novice when it comes to perovskite solar cells (PSC), but they certainly have been hitting the material science media recently. We have even posted articles here on Rare Metals Matters previously, as PSC’s have many advanced ... Read More
Nov 2, 2016
US President Barack Obama fist bumps with the robotic arm of neuro interface patient Nathan Copeland as he tours innovation projects at the White House Frontiers Conference at the University of Pittsburg in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, October 13, 2016. ... Read More
Oct 11, 2016
New technologies seem to be being announced faster than ever (and a lot of them I describe for you here each month!), holding promise of solving many of the world’s most pressing challenges, be it food and water security, energy sustainability or... Read More
Sep 20, 2016
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies (see below) has a tradition of naming the Top 10 Emerging Technologies to keep an eye on, and 2016 is no exception. Among this year’s Top 10: perovskite – a new ph... Read More