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Can Sodium Dethrone Lithium and Make Cleaner, Safer, Fairer Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are central to our modern technological lives. However, they come with environmental and human rights concerns. Can the more plentiful sodium take over?

Fairtronics: Using Data to Break Down the Social Risks of Consumer Electronics

How ethical are your consumer products? New data-driven approaches are hoping to provide new insight into where and how our electric gadgets are produced.

Urban Mining?: Researchers Find Way to Vaporise E-waste Down to Its Precious Metals

Researchers have extracted precious metals from e-waste in a way that's better for the environment fights one of the fastest-growing hazards to our climate and health.