A sample of a rare earth magnet from HyProMag, the company spun out of the University of Birmingham that will produce them from old computer hard drives for Bentley Motors

Rare earth magnets form an important part of many of today's electronic devices, ranging from wind turbine generators to MRI scanners. Despite their prevalence, only a tiny fraction of these magnets are recycled once they reach the end of their lives, but a new project involving Bentley Motors is intended to steer this trend back in the right direction, by repurposing them for use in luxury vehicles.

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