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Materials and Design Exchange at the London Design Festival

The Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) will have a major presence at the 2007 London Design Festival.

Malaysian student wins 2007 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

A materials engineering student from Malaysia has won the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.
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Silsesquioxane pre-polymer can enhance abrasion resistance

Researchers at TWI, Cambridge, UK, have created a silsesquioxane pre-polymer that can enhance abrasion resistance in a variety of end use applications.

Minerals mapping tool trialled

A novel automated minerals mapping tool is undergoing its first long-term trial at Rio Tinto's Pilbara iron mining operation in the Hamersley province of Western Australia. The Fe (Iron) Hylogger provides data on ore samples for exploration and 3D models.

Optical fibres for crack detection in composites

Optical fibres may one day aid crack detection in composite structures, says Jasson Gryzagoridis a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Exsisting non-destructive techniques are not entirely effective.

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