Science and engineering policy debate

The Campaign for Science & Engineering is hosting a policy debate on the evening of 13 January in central London.

World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena

The website for the fourth World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena [WCARP-IV] is now fully operational and includes details on the Call for Papers and Conference registration.

New UK Site Investigation guidance documents to be published in 2010

The UK Specification for Ground Investigation has recently been submitted to the Site Investigation Steering Group by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists in final draft form for ratification by the various members of the SISG. Copies are available for review but must be requested by 15 January 2010.
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Getting wise to plastics processing

An e-learning programme to help plastics processors manage and reduce their energy consumption is being explored by iSmithers, the information business within Smithers Rapra, based in Shropshire, UK.

Better chip design

Semiconductor manufacturers are attempting to achieve more robust silicon chips with faster time-to-market and higher yield during production at the nanoscale.