The right temperature

The temperature at which volcanic rock cracks to create columnar formations, such as those seen at the Giant’s Causeway, has been identified to be between 840–890oC, giving new understanding to geothermal energy systems. Ellis Davies reports.

Fred Starr recollects: Taken for granted

Fred Starr recollects who of his line managers formed him most and how he handled not being respected in the workplace.

Steel 3D-printed bridge complete

The Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam’s oldest canal, is one step closer to being spanned by a robotically built, steel 3D-printed bridge.

The value of dematerialisation

Dematerialisation – the reduction of materials in products and services – may become a key tenet in the circular economy. But how do you define it, and how can materials science and industry benefit? Khai Trung Le reports.

Have we finally found industrial graphene manufacture?

MIT joins the ranks with claims of a continuous, high-quality and scalable means of manufacturing graphene. Khai Trung Le reports.