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09/08/2013 - 4:30pm - 4:59pm
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Panelists discuss the rare-earth magnets and batteries that power 21st century transportation.
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Today's hybrid and electric cars are famous for their double digit mpgs. They get those great numbers, in part, by a combination of products under the hood that start in the earth's crust. That's where 17 chemical elements in the periodic table are found which go into lasers, rare-earth magnets & batteries that help power our 21st century transportation. Joining John McElroy on our Autoline expert panel is Kevin Moore, a Rare-earth Metals consultant, Dr. Edward Becker who was GM's Rare-earth expert before retiring and Jack Lifton co-founder of the company Technology Metals Research.