Monday, May 24, 2010

Four Rare Earth Elements That Will Only Get More Important

Popular Mechanics writer Maggie Koerth-Baker provides a great explanation of the most common rare earth elements and what they're used for. Her story quotes Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner, noted rare earth metal expert. (Go to article)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spin Doctors: Opening the door to studying new, very fast quantum processes

Nanotechnology Now carried a story on Ames Lab theoretical physicist Viatcheslav Dobrovitski, who recently was part of a team that produced and controlled rotations of a single quantum spin at rates less than one trillionth of a second. (Go to story)