Ta + Sn + W = Mass Murder?

March 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Ta (tantalum), Sn (tin), and W (tungsten) are three elements that play important roles in an array of electronic devices, notably smartphones, but many others besides. Tungsten, for example, has been used for decades to make the glowing filament in incandescent lightbulbs.

These elements are mined in several places around the world, but one of the major sources are the killing fields of the Congo. To learn more about this subject, see “The Genocide Behind Your Smart Phone” (Newsweek, Dec 1, 2010). If you’d like to learn even more, and perhaps get involved in raising awareness around this issue, visit enough: the project to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Entry filed under: In the News.

Stewart Brand, March 9, 7:30 in Kaul New links on the Green Science blogroll

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