Rare Earth Recycling (image) DOE/Ames Laboratory Caption Rare-earth magnet scraps are melted in a furnace with magnesium. Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are improving the process to reclaim rare-earth materials. Credit Ames Laboratory -- USDOE Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.