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Episode
85

Rare Earths

First published on
September 1, 2020
How Stuff Works
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18
minutes
Environment
Technology
China
Consumption

These 17 chemical elements are vital for lots of modern technologies, from smartphones to laptops, wind turbines to electric cars.

But our dependence on them comes at a large cost, a cost that very few people are aware of.

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