Closed Loop’s Nick Cliffe helps the Made On A Bus group get to grips with recycled plastic

Wheels in motion - waste management workshop

A workshop on the trail of recyclable waste sparked dialogue between UK local council officials, recycling industry professionals, designers and processors in waste management.

Electron radiation for natural fibre-reinforced composites

Researchers in Germany have shown that electron radiation can improve interfacial bonding in natural fibre-reinforced composites. The process may be faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than existing methods.
High temperature silicon carbide electronics project wafer

Circuit training - silicon carbide for high temperature electronics

A novel integrated circuit process based on silicon carbide could allow active electronics to operate for long periods in high temperature environments.
Coconut burfi

Longer life for festive sweets

The shelf-life of the coconut burfi, an Indian sweet, could be increased to 75 days, thanks to a combination of thermal processing and existing packaging materials.

Shape-shifting materials - a novel take on origami

Researchers at Harvard and MIT, USA, have designed shape-shifting programmable matter, in the form of a "smart paper".