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Packaging Society supports WI's call for better food packaging

IOP: The Packaging Society today welcomed the Women’s Institute's appeal for more sustainable packaging.
Anthony Naldrett

8th Finniston Lecture: ‘The Platinum-group Elements: what we use them for, where they come from, and how they got there’

On 6 July Professor Anthony J Naldrett FRSC will deliver a lecture in London entitled 'The Platinum-group Elements: What we use them for, where they come from, and how they got there' as part of the Finniston Lecture series.

National finalists come together for the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

Materials and minerals scientists and engineers from across the world will compete in the second Young Persons' World Lecture Competition on 20 June.

Novel and conductive properties of new ceramic material

Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UK, have been studying the properties of an unusual ceramic. The material is an oxide of manganese and has been found to conduct electricity only in certain directions, offering the potential for new designs for electronic devices.
Metals

Metallurgy training at the Atomic Weapons Establishment

Due to a shortage in trained metallurgists, the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Reading, UK, is now recruiting personnel with qualifications in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry who will be trained through its in-house programme. New recruits will receive practical training that requires a fundamental understanding of basic metallurgical principles.

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