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Performance Bonds - For Construction contracts greater than $100,000,
Ames Laboratory requires a performance bond for 100 percent of the
original contract price; and if the contract price increases, an
additional amount equal to 100% of the increase. Linked is SF 25,

Rare earths plentiful in ocean sediments

Japanese geologists have found that mud at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean contains surprising concentrations of rare earth elements, 17 chemicals with exotic names like neodymium and europium that are critical to technologies ranging from cell phones and televisions to fluorescent light bulbs and wind turbines. Ames Laboratory Director Alex King is quoted in the article regarding price and scarcity of rare earth elements.

 

AMES LABORATORY GRADUATE STUDENT TO MEET NOBEL LAUREATES IN LINDAU, GERMANY

AMES, Iowa – Matthew Vannette, a graduate student in the Condensed Matter Physics program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been selected by the DOE Office of Science as one of 16 outstanding research participants to attend the 58th International Convention of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 29 – July 4. The 2008 meeting will focus on physics.

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