Iowa laboratory researches rare earth metals

The Chicago Tribune picked up a story originally written by Ames Tribune writer Laura Millsaps on the pending shortage of rare-earth materials, China's monopoly on them and work being done at the Ames Laboratory to develop new rare earth metal processes and alternatives. The article also appeared in the San Francisco Examiner (http://www.sfexaminer.com/politics/congress/2010/12/iowa-laboratory-rese...)