Idha Valeur

T Levels – the positives and potential pitfalls

The education sector is giving technical skills another try by launching T Levels, but how will they work? Idha Valeur talks to the industry about the positives, negatives and actions required to ensure T Levels are a success.

Material Marvels: La Specola Observatory

From medieval prison tower to observatory and now museum, La Specola has a rich history of redefining itself. Idha Valeur looks into how the building has been adapted for purpose and how it is maintained.

New method for 3D-printing organs

Materials World magazine
Researchers are developing a new method to 3D print organs using photosensitive hydrogels and light sheet illumination. Idha Valeur reports.

Waitrose launches home-compostable ready meal trays

Materials World magazine
New home-compostable ready meal trays have hit the shelves in Waitrose stores in a bid to reduce black plastic. Idha Valeur reports.

Fresh food packaging

Materials World magazine
Sustainable and cheap sensors to detect the freshness of meat and fish have been developed by Imperial academics in a bid to cut down on food waste. Idha Valeur reports.

A polymeric coating can de-ice large surfaces

Materials World magazine
A new coating that can be made from any polymeric material allows for instant de-icing of large surfaces. Idha Valeur reports.

Innovation in aviation to green the industry

Materials World magazine
Aerospace pioneers are using buoyancy control and electric propulsion to advance the use of green technologies. Idha Valeur reports.

Creating affordable alloys to save energy and costs

Materials World magazine
A cheaper variety of a ferrous alloy has been developed to save energy and costs. Idha Valeur reports.

Fly Your Ideas Competition: an aeroplane seat-come-wheelchair

Materials World magazine
An aeroplane seat–come–wheelchair that could make travel easier is a finalist in the Fly Your Ideas competition 2019. Idha Valeur reports.

World's largest all composite aircraft makes its first flight

Materials World magazine
The world’s largest all-composite aircraft with the longest wingspan has completed its first flight. Idha Valeur reports

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