The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the January 1, 2020 edition

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  • BYD – 400 American e-buses and counting

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    BYD Co Ltd. Dec. 18 announced that is has built the 400th electric bus at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, California. A China-based electric vehicle and battery manufacturer, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, was established in the city of Shenzhen in 1995. Now the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, BYD has a North American headquarters in Los Angeles and a 500,000-square-foot bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California. The 400th bus...

  • Discovering the elements of innovation

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Feb 25, 2022

    Are you ready to join Metal Tech News on an expedition to discover the elements of innovation that will ensure a more sustainable and prosperous future for mankind? I understand – this is an enormous claim for an upstart news magazine reporting on metals, technology and mining. But, as the late Steve Jobs put it, "The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." How exactly, you might ask, does Metal Tech News plan to "change the w... Full story

  • Solar photovoltaic PV renewable energy electricity power Aussie mines

    Green energy future begins in the mines

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Feb 25, 2022

    From the enormous equipment that dig up and haul ore to processing facilities that extract the sought-after metals, mines use a lot of energy. Over the past century, the largest share of this energy has come from fossil fuels. In recent years, however, an increasing amount of mine power is coming from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Many mines are in remote locations that are beyond the reach of electrical grids, making them ideal for considering renewable sources... Full story

  • 62 metals minerals for smartphones iPhone Samsung Galaxy Fold

    Miracle of metals make smartphones smart

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2020

    Morning alarm, news feed, email delivery system, daily planner, camera, calculator, social media medium and, oh yeah, a way to talk with family, friends and colleagues – smartphones have become a necessity for roughly 3 billion of the humans on Earth. While necessity may seem like hyperbole, especially for a device we lived without just a decade ago, how did you feel the last time you left yours behind even for a few minutes? Smartphones are so commonplace that it is easy to o... Full story

  • Space asteroid mining precious critical tech metals

    Space, the final frontier for mining

    Matthew Lasley, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2020

    Space, the final frontier... No, this isn't the opening credits of Star Trek; though that would be appropriate. Since man has set himself among the stars, he has wondered at the possibilities and the riches it might have. In 1967, during the Space Race when no one was sure who would get to the moon first, the United Nations passed a resolution stating that no country could claim ownership of the moon. In 1969, the United States landed on the moon, planted a flag, and took... Full story