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There are only a few pillars left of what was South London’s Crystal Palace – a glass building that burned down in 1936. Anna Ploszajski writes.
Anna Ploszajski delves into the history of one of mankind’s longest used natural resources.
From the playthings of the ancient Mesoamericans to Wellington boots, car tyres to hot water bottles, natural and synthetic rubber has a rich and storied history, as Anna Ploszajski finds out
From nanotechnology to automotive components and textiles – hemp has a number of diverse applications. This month, Anna Ploszajski discovers the history behind the fibre.
From buildings and cars to music and kitchenware, this month, Anna Ploszajski looks at the recyclable plastic polycarbonate
It is a material best known for creating the highest quality fine bone china. This month, Anna Ploszajski discovers the history of porcelain
This month, Anna Ploszajski explores gold production, its value throughout history and where it all began
This month, Anna Ploszajski details the discovery of plutonium and its applications since the first discovery
This month, Anna Ploszajski explores the material that has formed part one of the most remarkable landmarks in Cornwall.
They are found in applications from the automotive industry to biomedical implants and hydrogen-based technologies. This month, Anna Ploszajski investigates metal foams