The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the January 6, 2021 edition

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  • COVID-19 Teck Resources Corning Vollebak Graphene Composites CityU Hong Kong

    Minerals and metals to heal a sick planet

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    4 was a year many will not forget, from the onset of COVID-19 in the spring, to the subsequent economic instability left in its wake. A silver lining to this challenging year, however, may be the innovations and inventions developed to combat the contagion and bring certainty back into people's lives. Turning to relatively unexplored technologies and chemistries, companies sought the natural antimicrobial powers of "medical" metals and minerals such as the natural... Full story

  • Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials Institute for Basic Science

    Liquid metal Silly Putty is now a thing

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    South Korean scientists have developed a liquid metal silicone composite material that can be stretched to a thickness of less than 50 microns when pulled really slow, snapped in half without stretching when pulled really fast, and can copy a print of the comics from a newspaper. That's right, gallium Silly Putty is now a thing. Commercial silicone putty, better known as Crayola's trademarked Silly Putty, is one of four different materials used to create pastes and putties... Full story

  • Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc Eric Desaulniers Matawinie graphite project

    Nouveau Monde Graphite eyes milestones

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    5 is shaping up to be a watershed year for Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc.'s mission to be a carbon-neutral supplier of the graphite needed in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries. "This year will be an exciting year, as we produce our first anode materials and further the execution of our business strategy, which is set to build a company which is one of the world's largest high quality anode material producers," said Nouveau Monde Graphite President and CEO Eric Desaulniers....

  • Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine Ghana Hexagon MineProtect Andrew Crose Alfred Baku

    Extra layer of safety at Gold Fields mine

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Gold Fields' Tarkwa Mine in Ghana is safer thanks to collision avoidance and operator alertness systems developed by Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. "This will augment our existing safety management system as it serves as an additional layer of safety intervention to help prevent injuries and fatalities, as well as equipment damage," said Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields West Africa Alfred Baku. Hexagon's mining...

  • Tesla Inc. Elon Musk EV 500,000 cars stock shares all-time high

    Tesla delivers 500k EVs, trending higher

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Even during a year as wildly uncertain as 2020, Tesla Inc. managed to deliver just shy of its half-a-million-vehicle target. All things considered, it is a remarkable achievement and a leap over the roughly 367,500 electric vehicles delivered during 2019. Delivering 180,570 of its Model S/X and Model 3/Y sedans over the three months ending in December, a 61.2% increase from the same period last year, brought the electric car company to 499,550 vehicles delivered for 2020,...