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Scanning the Earth with Lidar technology

Materials World magazine
An ambitious project to scan the entire Earth using Lidar technology has been initiated. Idha Valeur reports.

Vale to use artificial intelligence at its nickel mine

Materials World magazine
Mining company, Vale, plans to use machine-learning and artificial intelligence to explore for new areas to drill. Idha Valeur reports.

Understanding nature's toughest material

Materials World magazine
Researchers have discovered how nacre responds to strain in real-time, which could lead to new, strong synthetic materials being developed. Idha Valeur reports.

Inspiring the engineers of tomorrow

Materials World magazine
EngineeringUK-lead engineering campaign, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, successfully ran to inspire future engineers and demonstrate the potential of careers in the field. Idha Valeur reports.

Q&A with Jeremy Watson from PETRAS

PETRAS Director and Principal Investigator, Jeremy Watson CBE FREng FIET FICE DPhil, talks to Idha Valeur about successfully securing funding several times and how Brexit could impact UK science.

Staying united for collaboration and innovation’s sake

Idha Valeur talks to the industry about collaboration, access to funding and expectations for the future in the context of Brexit preparations.

A new artificial skin that can aid in rehabilitation and in VR

Materials World magazine
An artificial skin has been developed with the potential to improve virtual reality experiences. Idha Valeur reports.

Scania's new self-driving cabless truck

Materials World magazine
A new self-driving, cabless truck that runs on biofuel is to enter heavy industries. Idha Valeur reports.

A smartfilter for capturing and degrading microfibre

Materials World magazine
A filter for washing machines has been developed in an effort to degrade microfibres released from clothing in a bid to reduce plastic pollution. Idha Valeur reports.

Greening the UK steel industry

Materials World magazine
The government has announced it will pump more funding into the UK steel industry to accelerate the efforts to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Idha Valeur reports.

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