The future of Australian coal

Khai Trung Le looks at the latest clashes surrounding Australia’s coal future – the closure of Liddell, the country’s oldest coal power plant, and the controversy surrounding the Adani Carmichael coal mine.

Softer, stronger robots

Ellis Davies reports on an actuator material that could act as a muscle in soft robots.

Could carbon nanomaterials replace scarce metals?

Khai Trung Le talks to Rickard Arvidsson on his study of how adopting carbon nanomaterials could help reduce the use of scarce metals and risk of depletion.

The plane in the living room

Two brothers from Bath created a business in 2012 that turns plane scrap into custom-made furniture

Protecting pilots

Following a recent increase in laser pen attacks, Ellis Davies looks at the materials and methods protecting aircraft pilots and passengers.