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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.

Caffeine kick for polymer gels

New polymer gels, catalysed with caffeine, could be used for drug delivery. Kathryn Allen reports.

Underwater treasure

A potentially game changing deposit of rare earth elements has been discovered in Japanese waters, but an efficient means of extraction is yet to be developed, as Ellis Davies reports.

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 future of nuclear lies renewable success

As more and more countries persist with the shift away from nuclear, the sector may find an unlikely ally in renewable energy. Khai Trung Le talks to Audun Botterud on the promise of flexible nuclear.

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