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Video: An academic perspective on rare earths

The rare earth topic we have been covering on our blog is no longer a niche topic discussed solely by industry types and commodity traders. The latest issue of Technology Review India, published by MIT, also features the rare earth crisis and its implications.  While access to the full version of the article requires a subscription, the video below provides a glimpse into the technologies driving demand while touching on China’s near-monopoly position. Watch the video and please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

In light of last week’s news that China is tightening its rare earths exports yet again, I find it encouraging to see that academia is also raising concerns over the issue.