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CMI Director testifies to Canadian Parliament about the urgency of rare earths supply

Testifying as a witness to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of the Canadian House of Commons,  Alex King, director of the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy research hub at the Ames Laboratory, said that rare-earth metals and other materials critical to existing and emerging technologies are facing global shortages now and in the future.

Ames wins 2014 Middle School Science Bowl

Ames Middle School made a clean sweep of the 2014 Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl here Saturday. They won all three of their morning qualifying matches, then won four matches in the championship round to take the title. They will also join the Ames High School team in representing the Region at the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. April 24-27.

Ames Lab, Critical Materials Institute speed metals research with 3D printer

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. And the Critical Materials Institute at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has a new one: a 3D printer for metals research.

Tech Geek Corner - Easy Undo

Image Ever wish there was a shortcut for doing something on your cellphone? Or wish you could find an app to help keep track of something? Well check out this new feature each month and we'll share some tips, tricks and apps with you. This month's tip is an easy undo for iPhone users who accidentally delete a text message. And if you have a favorite tech tip or app you'd like to share, let us know and we'll pass it along.

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