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Patent of the month: Optimising thermal conductivity

Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers looks at a newly patented way to manufacture an improved thermal interface material using graphite nanofibres.

The fair gold

Little progress has been made to improve conditions for small-scale gold mining communities, especially in Africa. Remarkable as they are important suppliers for the global market, argues Fartrade's David Finlay. The NGO therefore launched a new investment facility to bring about change.

Fred Starr recollects: A place of greater safety

Columnist Fred Starr sees ‘nuclear armageddon’ peeping up on the horizon. Find out more about his plans to hide in Finland, if worse comes to worse

Preventing body armour failure

Khai Trung Le looks at failures of various ballistic body armour, resulting in Kevlar maintaining its position as the king of personal protection.

Hyperloop transport moves closer to reality

Khai Trung Le looks at the burgeoning hyperloop transport market as successful full-scale tests surface.

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