Ceri Jones

Robot recycling detects metal, paper and plastic

Materials World magazine
A robotic gripper can successfully detect paper, plastic and metal for sorting waste streams.

Glencore mine takeover falls through

Materials World magazine
Aeris Resources drops plans to acquire Glencore copper mine.

New engineering centre for Birmingham

Materials World magazine
Birmingham engineering academy to secure funding in the run-up to launch.

Material Marvels: The first pneumatic tyres

Bicycles have been a staple of public transport since the early 1800s, but the invention of pneumatic tyres helped their popularity soar. 

New material made for next-generation nuclear

Materials World magazine
Russian scientists create a metal sandwich to improve the performance of nuclear fast reactor rods.

Say no to repellent fabrics

Materials World magazine
Waterproof outerwear is over-engineered using chemicals that should be phased out, say researchers . Ceri Jones looks at the alternatives.

Wooden buildings reach new heights

Materials World magazine
Timber structures are rising in popularity and proposed building regulation changes will allow for even taller wooden towers in some countries. Ceri Jones reports.

Wastewater solids could make quality house bricks

Clay Technology magazine
Wastewater solids could contribute to making quality housebuilding bricks. Ceri Jones looks at the pros and cons.

Steel to be carbon-neutral by 2040

Materials World magazine
The UK government has launched a new programme to aimed at delivering a cleaner, more sustainable steel industry.
V&A Dundee. Credit: Hufton + Crow

Material marvels: Scotland’s Finest - V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee opened last year, celebrating the country, the local area and its rich design history. Ceri Jones takes a tour of the building.

 

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