60 seconds on – microgels for smart windows

Scientists discover how hydrogels in the form of microscopic soft beads suspended in a liquid form can block solar heat when outside temperatures rise

The mission for fusion and fission

Simon Frost finds out how researchers on the Materials for Fusion and Fission project have progressed in the processing, characterisation and testing of advanced materials for next-generation nuclear power plants

National Infrastructure Plan: the stats

Some key facts and figures from HM Treasury’s National Infrastructure Plan 2014

The virtual lab

UCL researchers develop a computational simulation method to model material properties from the atomic level up

Inside fracking fluids

Are fracking fluids benign or toxic?