Political artifacts in humanity's uncertain future
Friday, July 08, 2011
New hope for high tech gadgets
Somewhere on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have discovered vast amounts of rare earth minerals -- gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, and others -- used in the production of electronic equipment including such popular items as the iPad. Thus, he longevity of high tech gadgets seems bright, although the population of their users is still on the "endangered" species list.