Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind, but new process takes a simpler approach

A new recycling process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) turns discarded hard disk drive (HDD) magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues typically associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2′); }); Ryan Ott, a scientist at Ames Laboratory and a member of the CMI research team, said that with an ever-increasing amount of discarded electronics globally, it made sense to focus on the most ubiquitous source of valuable rare earth magnets in that waste stream—hard disk drives, which have a relatively centralized scrap source. “There are a lot of ways to go about getting the rare-earth elements out of e-waste, and some of them are very effective, but some create unwanted by-products and the recovered elements still need to be incorporated into a new application,” said Ott. “Here we have eliminated as many processing steps as we can, and go straight from the discarded magnet to an end product, which is a new magnet.” Scrapped HDD magnets are collecte...

Review: G-Form Pro-X2 Knee Pads Make Protection Discreet

It seems like everything in the mountain bike industry gets smaller and lighter and smaller and lighter. Even the knee pads that shocked the world with just how small a proper knee pad can be are a bit tidier than they once were. Most of us have seen a set of G-Forms out on the trail. Although they’re small, they are distinguishable by the unique design and layout of the padding. One big pad is broken down into a bunch of little articulating pads that conform to cover patellas of any size under movement. The pads stay soft and flexy whether walking around or pedaling. Reactive Protection Technology is G-Form’s buzzword for impact-absorbing foam. The molecules inside the material repel against each other and remain soft, but upon impact, the molecules bind together to stiffen and disperse impact energy. After impact, they return to their original state. Speaking of the Pro-X2 knee pad profile again, it’s bonkers just how slim they are. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to ride with a pad unless it’s absolutely necessary, the pads are slim enough to fit in nearly any hydration pack and many lumbar packs. So, for riders who hate climbing with knee pads on, they’re easy to stuff i...

Although a Triple Crown is not on the line, Saturday’s $1.5 million, Grade 1 Belmont Stakes

Although a Triple Crown is not on the line, Saturday’s $1.5 million, Grade 1 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets shapes up to be, as usual, a fantastic betting race and one that will have a major impact on the 3-year-old male division heading into the second half of the year. Ten contenders are scheduled to contest the 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion” around Belmont Park’s massive dirt main track, led by Preakness Stakes winner War of Will and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve third-place finisher Tacitus. War of Will is seeking to become the 12th horse in history to lose the Kentucky Derby and win both the Preakness and Belmont, and the first since champion Afleet Alex accomplished that feat in 2005. The Belmont Stakes will be televised live on NBC as the culmination of a broadcast that runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, preceded by an hour and a half of coverage on NBCSN from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern. Belmont Stakes post time is set for approximately 6:38 p.m. Eastern. For a full schedule of media coverage, click here. Get a $25 DEPOSIT MATCH BONUS when you sign up to bet the Belmont with Xpressbet. Visit Xpressbet.com and use promo code SHEET to get started...

Global Fingertip Sprayers Market to Register Stellar Compound Annual Growth Rate Through 2017-2025

The report on Fingertip Sprayers market published by Persistence Market Research covers valuable insights based on market valuation, market size, revenue forecast and regional outlook of this industry. The research also presents a precise summary of the industry’s competitive spectrum, while drawing attention to the growth prospects and expansion plans adopted by key market players. Fingertip sprayers also know fine mist sprayers are an excellent option to dispense thin liquid with low viscosity. Fingertip sprayer contains a pump which is activated by the finger press, the tube draws out the fluid from the reservoir and dispense it from the nozzle. The fingertip sprayers atomize the fluid contained. Fingertip sprayers can dispense the liquid continuously or in a specific quantity per stroke. The fingertip sprayers are mainly used in the personal care, cleaning and medical purpose. The personal care end use of the fingertip sprayers include the deodorants, perfumes, shaving foams and other products. For cleaning purpose, fingertip sprayers are used to dispense cleaning liquids on the surface. Fingertip sprayers make the dispensing easy and reliable. The proper capping of the bott...

Plywood prices likely to go up, Malaysians firms to gain

“Supply side is bullish with tight supply of logs in rainy season. The market prices on concrete forming panel and structural panel are moving up and further increase may come if the yen stays weak,” ITTO said in its latest tropical timber market report. KUCHING: The prices of Malaysian plywood products in the Japanese market are expected to increase if the yen remains weak, according to an International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) report. Last December, offer prices of 12mm concrete forming panel by Malaysian plywood suppliers were US$450 per cu m C&F (cost and freight) and US$510 to US$520 on 3×6 JAS coated concrete forming panel. The prices were US$10 higher per cu m compared with those of last November. “The market of imported plywood (in Japan) is changing. Prices are firming on 12mm panel from Malaysia. The importers need to increase the sales prices by higher FOB (free on board) prices by the suppliers and by sudden weakening of the yen. “Supply side is bullish with tight supply of logs in rainy season. The market prices on concrete forming panel and structural panel are moving up and further increase may come if the yen stays weak,” ITTO said in its...

Cosmic Pet offers the OurPets Fishing Frenzy Electronic Cat Toy. Cats will enter play-hunting mode as

Cosmic Pet offers the OurPets Fishing Frenzy Electronic Cat Toy. Cats will enter play-hunting mode as soon as they see this lifelike fish that moves like the real thing. It wiggles, jumps, flutters and fights, all the while engaging pets in a mentally stimulating and pounce-friendly activity that adds much-needed exercise to their day. Thanks to its wobble base that bounces back upright, it’s perfect for long kitty batting sessions. The toy automatically shuts off after 10 minutes. ourpets.com  Pet Bed, Dog Leash, Dog Toy, Dog Brush, Dog Bed, Pet Cushion – ChangTeng,https://www.petscarer.com/

Setting up satellite dishes can be a finicky business. To aid in the alignment of these

Setting up satellite dishes can be a finicky business. To aid in the alignment of these precision antennas, satellite finders are often used which can display audio and video feeds from the satellite while also providing signal strength readouts for accurate adjustment. However, these devices can also be used in interesting ways for more terrestrial purposes (Youtube link). Using the DMYCO V8 Finder, [Corrosive] demonstrates how to set up the device to pick up terrestrial amateur streams. Satellite reception typically involves the use of a low-noise block downconverter, which downconverts the high frequency satellite signal into a lower intermediate frequency. Operating at the 1.2GHz amateur band, this isn’t necessary, so the device is configured to use an LNB frequency of 10000, and the channel frequency entered as a multiple of ten higher. In this case, [Corrosive] is tuning in an amateur channel on 1254 MHz, which is entered as 11254 MHz to account for the absent LNB. [Corrosive] points out that, when using an F-connector to BNC adapter with this setup, it’s important to choose one that does not short the center pin to the shield, as this will damage the unit. This is due to ...

Packed with hyaluronic acid, this Pestle & Mortar serum claims to deliver intensive hydration to the

Packed with hyaluronic acid, this Pestle & Mortar serum claims to deliver intensive hydration to the skin to leave it soft, plump and glowing with youthfulness. The formulation also contains panthenol, a skin-softening ingredient that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to firm the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, the product can be used morning and evening after cleansing, and can also be used as a facial make-up primer. The formulation has a lightweight smooth fluid texture and is fragrance free. The product is packaged in a luxurious weighted 30ml glass bottle with a black and white glass dropper dispenser. Testers loved this lightweight and non-greasy formulation with 87% of testers noting that it absorbed well into the skin. The formulation consistency meant that the product was good to layer with other products making it a great primer base for make-up. Despite its lightweight texture, 74% of testers agreed that their skin felt more hydrated after the 4-week testing period! Our lab test backed this up showing a good improvement in the overall hydration of tester’s skin before and after application too. Testers ...

Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race.

The new weapons — which could travel at more than 15 times the speed of sound with terrifying accuracy — threaten to change the nature of warfare. A Mach 14 Waverider glide vehicle, which takes its name from its ability to generate high lift and ride on its own shock waves. This shape is representative of the type of systems the United States is developing today.CreditCreditDan Winters for The New York Times This article is a collaboration between The Times Magazine and the Center for Public Integrity, where R. Jeffrey Smith is the managing editor for national security. On March 6, 2018, the grand ballroom at the Sphinx Club in Washington was packed with aerospace-industry executives waiting to hear from Michael D. Griffin. Weeks earlier, Secretary of Defense James Mattis named the 69-year-old Maryland native the Pentagon’s under secretary for research and engineering, a job that comes with an annual budget of more than $17 billion. The dark-suited attendees at the McAleese/Credit Suisse Defense Programs Conference were eager to learn what type of work he would favor. The audience was already familiar with Griffin, an unabashed defender of American military and political suprema...

DC Solar Powers Electric Cars in Arizona Parking Lots, NASCAR Races

Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. This story has taken an unexpected turn. The Sacramento field office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Thursday that it executed warrants on Tuesday at the address of the Carpoffs’ home in Martinez, California. It said it could not provide more details. The fate of the three DC Solar companies is unclear, but calls to the main line for DC Solar Solutions led to a loop of recorded messages saying that system operators could not be reached. Jeff Carpoff’s direct line went straight to his voicemail box, which was full. Reached by phone Thursday afternoon, Brandon Spencer, director of project development for the DC Solar companies in Phoenix, said he was “on the golf course right now” and that the company was “closed for the holidays.” Asked about the FBI activity, he said he was not authorized to speak to the press. Spencer has been DC Solar Freedom’s lead in coordinating with the city of Phoenix to distribute trailers. Mark Hartman, chief sustainability officer for the city of Phoenix, called the FBI raid “a complete surprise.” H...

The five most popular collector cars of all time, according to a survey conducted by safeauto.com,

The five most popular collector cars of all time, according to a survey conducted by safeauto.com, include 1940s Ford Woodies, the 1967 Chevy Camaro RS/SS, the 1955 Chevy Bel Air, the 1968 Dodge Charger, and the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang. The full list goes on to add some other good-old Detroit iron like the Corvette and the Pontiac Firebird, but European cars are represented as well. According to some experts, the vintage car preferred by residents of Nebraska is the tiny British MGB roadster. Muscle cars make of a significant portion of the complete list, and almost everyone is familiar with the Mustangs, Chargers, Camaros, or a MOPAR-equipped with a HEMI. Traditional muscle cars featured big engines crammed into attractive mid-size cars, boasting straight line acceleration that snapped back the heads of driver and passengers even when they knew it is coming. Although the famous cars deserve the notoriety and attention they get, there are numerous lesser-known muscle cars built in the same era that offered similar performance. These underrated muscle cars may not have been quite as popular, and their lower demand means they have commanded more moderate prices. However, many of the...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in the UK, Apex Hydraulics designs, manufactures, and repair of a wide range of hydraulic components, assemblies, and complete systems. Recently Apex was commissioned to produce some innovative safety equipment for the mining industry. Although mining is notoriously dangerous for workers, the last few decades have seen huge improvements in safety from meticulous design failsafe systems in all operations. Naturally, then, safety features are a top priority for any new project. Gypsum mining is a unique area of mining, with gypsum being accessed by drift mines—tunnels up to two miles long and sloping as much as 30 deg. Although steep, this incline allows vehicles to travel up and down without the need for elevators. As a safety feature, the tunnel has regular breaks of air locks, where vehicles must stop so personnel can open the doors, drive through, and close the doors behind them before opening the next door. This t...

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