The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese energy and industrial technology R&D organization, signed a memorandum of understanding today to promote cooperation between the two agencies in rare-earth and critical-materials research.
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As the global middle class grows, so does demand for the scarce elements used to make our cell phones and other gadgets. Alex King and his team at the Critical Materials Institute use science to steer us away from a supply chain shortage of critical materials called "rare earth metals". In ancient civilizations, running out of bronze gave rise to the use of inferior iron, and the collapse of empires.
To meet one of the biggest energy challenges of the 21st century-- finding alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials-- scientists will need new and advanced tools.
SULI student Robin Lindemann talks about winning the Goldwater Scholarship and how his internship experience at Ames Laboratory helped him achieve it.
Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz talks about his vision for Ames Lab during his public forum as a candidate for the position.
Highlights from Ames Lab interim Director Tom Lograsso's recap the past year's successes and accomplishments in the annual State of the Lab address.