Ines Nastali

The human cost of the Genoa bridge collapse

Materials World magazine
After part of the Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, in August, leaving 43 dead, investigations into the cause reveal a split country. Ines Nastali reports.

Problem-solving biomimicry

Materials World magazine
Flat bark bugs, lizards, camels and tide pools have inspired the latest research in mimicking nature, bringing this problem-solving into engineering and medicine. Ines Nastali reports.

Risen from the ashes

Clay Technology magazine
With more effort going into developing a circular economy, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, has built a house using recycled materials, Ines Nastali reports.

Timber house design to push sustainable building

Materials World magazine
Researchers around the world are seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on emissions-intensive materials. This MIT project using timber is no exception.

Economic digest

Clay Technology magazine
The number of construction projects has declined in the UK due to bad weather and a woefully unprepared industry. At the same time, more bricks have been manufactured, marking the anticipated start of a busy house building period. Ines Nastali reports.

Material Marvels: The chase

In 1997, the current land speed record was set following a race to Mach 1. 

Converting the supply

Materials World magazine
The UK wants to reduce carbon emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. A recent Westminster Forum debate discussed what role hydrogen will play in future supply

The Martian rock

Materials World magazine
Volcanic eruptions have been found to be the source of the Medusae Fossae rock formation on Mars.

Oil rigs may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

Materials World magazine
Researchers encourage environmental authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines, and other installations in the sea when they are worn out.

Contamination lead

Materials World magazine
Research has shown that black plastic components made from recycled electrical equipment introduce lead into food-contact items.

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