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Macy’s wires up for EVs

May 4, 2011 (Graeme Irvine, Editor www.RareMetalBlog.com) - "Nissan is pleased to report that the first vessel carrying post earthquake-produced Nissan LEAFs is scheduled to arrive to U.S. shores April 27," said Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Nissan Americas, at the keynote address of the New York International Auto Show. As part of the agreement, Macy's and ECOtality will identify six Macy's store locations in the San Diego metropolitan area for the installation of two Blink Level 2 Commercial Pedestal Chargers outside each store. ECOtality will begin installing Blink charging stations at Macy's store locations in Summer 2011.

Going to the dentist is like playing in a rare metals toybox!

May 4, 2011 (Ian London, Editor www.RMBApps.com) -- Modern dentistry can be quite the marvel, especially with respect to observing rare metal material science at work. These metals enable the latest diagnostic technologies, as well as faster, smaller, and quieter tools. In a modern dental office, rare earths and rare metals are also found in LED lamps, flatscreen display units and film-less X-ray techniques. Material science is also contributing to significant advances in prosthetics, be they crowns, veneers or implants.

The China REE import debate.

April 7, 2011 (Robin Bromby, Editor www.RareMetalBlog.com) - China is going to be a net importer of REE from about 2015, right? Well, that seems the latest consensus.
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Westminster Resources Ltd. – Drill results confirm large mineralized systems

Westminster Resources ("Westminster" or "the Company") has now compiled results for the recent 2,000 metre drilling program at the Company's Sonora, Mexico properties.