Launch of the Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials Consortium (NCEM)

The 1st NCEM-1 Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials Consortium (NCEM-1) has been launched in order to facilitate the commercial uptake of technologies based on nano-carbon materials and to bring together potential users.

Petroleum plastics: a thing of the past?

Oil-based plastics could soon be replaced by those made from biomass, say researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Professional development - going solo

Thinking of setting up your own consultancy? Rachel Lawler looks at some of the things to consider before you take the leap.

Can technology save us?

A DIY technology workshop is offering back-to-basics electronics skills, giving Londoners the chance to ditch the spreadsheets for soldering irons.

Mining ethics - How to Manage Social and Environmental Risk for Oil, Gas and Mining conference report

The oil, gas and mining industries will have to re-evaluate their strategies for managing social and environmental risks. Mining and CSR specialist Elizabeth Adey reports on a recent event in London, UK.