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21st Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Workshop [REPM10]: Call For Abstracts

6. November 2009

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21st Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Workshop [REPM10]: Call For Abstracts

Earlier today, I was pleased to learn that the Organizing Committee of the 21st International Workshop on Rare Earth Permanent Magnets and the Applications [REPM10] announced their first Call for Abstracts. ┬áThis meeting takes places in Bled, Slovenia from August 29 to September 2, 2010. Held every two years, the Workshop was inaugurated in 1974 […]

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Toyota Prius Vs. Tesla Roadster: The Results Are In (And Are Not What You’d Think)

2. November 2009

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Toyota Prius Vs. Tesla Roadster: The Results Are In (And Are Not What You’d Think)

So the day finally came. ┬áDC permanent magnet motor vs. AC induction motor. Nickel metal hydride vs. Lithium-ion. Prius vs. Roadster… The place? Denmark… home of wind turbines, pickled herring and Kierkegaard. Not the first place you might expect the Prius and Roadster to come together, but the Fates must have had their reasons. Steen […]

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It’s Official: Feds Required To Report To Congress On Rare Earths In The US Defense Supply Chain

1. November 2009

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As I’ve posted about extensively here at Terra Magnetica, the US National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 contained language that required that the Federal government look at the role of rare earth materials in the US defense supply chain. Earlier this week, the bill was finally signed into law by President Obama. Section […]

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