Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rare Earths!!

Did you ever wonder about those little discussed elements on the Periodic Table that are just hanging out on their own underneath the rest of their elemental brothers and sisters?  Well, here is an article for you!

Rare Earth Metals-National Geographic June 2011

We don't talk about them much, but in the article you will learn exactly how rare they are, some common uses of these metals, physical and chemical properties that make them useful, where they are found/mined and some of the social and political issues behind these elements!

Enjoy and feel free to comment with your thoughts or questions!