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The steel suspended space lab in Japan

Materials World magazine
A suspended space lab is expected to start construction in 2020 on a former mining site in Japan.

How to avoid knowledge loss and get the right skills

Navigating the skills landscape can be daunting when determining the key transferables, implementing digital and avoiding loss of knowledge. Idha Valeur talks to industry experts about where to start.

Q&A with Ben Cordier from The Coal Authority

The Coal Authority Technical Lead – Chemistry and Process Engineering, Ben Cordier*, talks to Idha Valeur about the IOM3 CEng in a day workshop, transferrable skills and combining digital and traditional skills.

Combatting construction waste with colour-coded bins

Materials World magazine
Colour-coded bins are helping reduce the amount of construction waste going to landfill. Idha Valeur reports.

Reuseable polymer membrane quickly filters oil and water

Materials World magazine
A membrane has been developed that can separate oil from water without ruining the filter, to clean up large oil spills and improve wastewater treatments. Idha Valeur finds out more.

Chrome-free protection against corrosion

Materials World magazine
A new inhibitor could provide safer and better corrosion protection. Idha Valeur reports.

A self-healing material supports electronics

Materials World magazine
A polymer that is transparent, stretchable and touch-sensitive can self-heal in water. Idha Valeur reports.

The world’s largest underwater restaurant

Materials World magazine
Europe’s first subsea restaurant, Under, has opened in Norway, offering an aquatic dining experience with a panoramic view.

Monitoring health with a graphene patch

Materials World magazine
A graphene band able to measure heart rate, hydration, oxygen saturation, breathing rate and temperature provides a simpler way to monitor health. Idha Valeur reports.

A bionic hand able to restore sense of touch

Materials World magazine
A bionic hand can restore the sense of touch to amputees by simulating the brain’s ability to sense the position of limbs. Idha Valeur reports.

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