Ames Lab & NEDO Sign Rare Earth MOU (image) DOE/Ames Laboratory Caption Ames Laboratory and NEDO, Japan, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote collaboration between the two agencies in rare-earth and critical-materials research. NEDO Executive Director Fumio Ueda, left, and Ames Laboratory Interim Director Tom Lograsso shake hands after signing the memorandum of understanding. Credit DOE--Ames Laboratory 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.