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The materials used in Mir and ISS

The construction materials used in Soviet Russia’s Mir space station were very similar to those used in the ISS. Ashley Cooper illustrates

Touchscreen technology – the challenges, materials and new developments

A look at the latest challengers to indium tin oxide’s long hold on the technology industry

German fusion reactor achieves first plasma

After producing first helium plasma, what next for the world’s largest fusion stellarator?

Bloodhound gets a new steel shaft

Engineers have solved a pump issue for the Bloodhound SSC, the rocket car that could reach 1,050 mph to smash the land speed record

Why boron nitride could be the new carbon

Recent developments in nanotechnology have unleashed the potential of carbon’s compound equivalent, as Simon Frost reports

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