Secrets of the Super Elements

Today our lives depend on just a handful of natural resources but they are not the ones we think they are. Forget about oil, coal and gas, today we depend on a new set of super elements with obscure names like indium and rhenium. They’re properties are so bizarre, they could be confused with an alien technology of sorts.

These super elements are driving innovation, everything from smartphones to MRI scanners but there is a problem they’re rare and they are already running low in supply. The stuff that makes smartphones work could be gone in a decade. The mineral we rely on to feed the world  is mostly found in just one country.

We are no reaching the limits on what our planet can provide and we cant simply rely on recycling to rescue us, in order to fix the future we might find that we are forced to mine in space. So what are these super elements and why do we need them so badly? and most importantly what can we do to save them?

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  1. So much for the September 11, 2001 story that the Jet Engines in the Pentagon vaporized and disappeared, and so much for the September 11, 2001 story that the Jet Engines in the field located at Somerset County, Pennsylvania also vaporized and disappeared. Watch the documentary again beginning at the 10:33 time level, and listen to what Science has to say, and take notice of how dangerous it is to let Religions and Governments do your thinking for you. See for yourself on The Periodic Table Atomic Number 75, and there it is the Element known as Rhenium, and take notice as to why Jet Engines do not vaporize and disappear. EYE 5