enviroment
Behind the Hype of Apple’s Plan to End Mining

There are 118 elements on the periodic table. An iPhone contains about 75 of them. Read More >>

environment
The Future of Technology is Hiding on the Ocean Floor

In March 1968, a Soviet Golf II submarine carrying nuclear ballistic missiles exploded and sank 1,500 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii. Five months later, the US government discovered the wreckage—and decided to steal it. So began Project AZORIAN, one of the most absurdly ambitious operations the CIA has ever conceived. Read More >>

phones
The Metals in Your Phone Aren’t Just Rare — They’re Irreplaceable

It takes a lot of different materials to make a modern day phone, and a fair number of them are of the rare earth metal variety. But a new study by researchers at Yale shows that there's another troubling detail about the supply of pre-phone components. Many of these metals aren't just rare; they're irreplaceable. Read More >>