A smartphone contains a range of rare earths. They make it vibrate and produce the color in the display. Increasing quantities of rare earths are required to satisfy the growing demand - but reserves are finite.
The trade spat between Washington and Beijing has reached a new level, with successful Chinese telecoms equipment provider Huawei stuck in the eye of the storm. Where will this all end, asks DW's Henrik Böhme.
Samsung’s new folding phone was supposed to break the mold. Turns out it’s just broken. But how damaging will the postponed launch of the Galaxy Fold ultimately be for the South Korean tech giant?
Apple has debuted its largest-ever iPhone to compete with Samsung, which has led the trend toward big-screen phones. European customers will have to dig deeper into their pockets for the new devices than those in the US.
Sewers in Switzerland are hiding tiny particles of gold and silver among the grease and waste. Researchers have found tons of silver and more than 40 kilograms (90 pounds) of gold in Swiss waste water.
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