• Red Sea surface waters contain little plastic

    The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal, research by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, has found.
  • The air-cushioned bridge

    A wildlife crossing over the future Koralm railway has been constructed using an air cushion underneath concrete.
  • Back to Balcombe

    West Sussex council has given its approval for fracking firm Cuadrilla to explore for oil at the Lower Stumble site near Balcombe, UK.
  • Stop the pirates

    Researchers are working on fluorescent 3D polymers that, when embedded into bank notes and product tags, help tackle forging and counterfeiting. Ines Nastali reports.
  • Improved additive manufacturing for superalloys

    Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers explains how a new patent makes 3D printing of superalloys easier.
  • The value of additive manufacturing

    The fusing of molecular science and engineering could be the key to solving some of the biggest challenges in additive manufacturing (AM), as Ellis Davies reports.
  • How smart packaging works

    Equipping products with sensors and interactive codes will reduce packaging waste, argues Jean-Richard Maguet*, owner of French packaging design agency Mizenboîte.
  • Boosting steel efficiency

    A new EU project aims to develop software to reduce raw materials use in Europe’s steel industry. Ellis Davies reports.
  • Imaging 17th century art

    A non-destructive imaging technique may offer a greater insight into 17th century art. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • A smarter outfit

    Ellis Davies rounds up recent developments in smart fabrics and clothing.