Chemical and Advanced Materials

These elements could disappear from the world

A sign showing titanium on the periodic table of elements is seen at the Nobel Biocare manufacturing facility in Yorba Linda, California May 16, 2013. Nobel Biocare Holding AG is trying to regain its initial success after seeing its profits and image hit in recent years, as many European consumers stopped spending on cosmetic dentistry during the financial crisis and rivals pushed ahead with cheaper options. Picture taken May 16. To match story NOBELBIOCARE-TURNAROUND/                         REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY HEALTH BUSINESS)

The supply of minerals such as gallium and indium are running short, halting our progress in technology. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake

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