Shardell Joseph

Colour-changing retroreflective materials using microspheres

Materials World magazine
Embedding microspheres into a transparent film has created an iridescent retroreflective material that can be used for smart displays. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

Discovering non-toxic more stable semiconductor for solar

Materials World magazine
Engineers have discovered a lead-free semiconductor for solar cells using supercomputers. Shardell Joseph reports.

Research site approved for observing geothermal energy

Materials World magazine
A geoenergy research site in the UK has been approved along with the plan to drill 50 boreholes. Shardell Joseph reports.

Adidas unveils hockey stick with carbon‐fibre technology

Materials World magazine
Adidas has launched a new hockey stick with carbon‐fibre spread tow technology to improve performance. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

Investigation into British companies sending asbestos overseas

Materials World magazine
British firms have been secretly shipping asbestos overseas, revealed The Sunday Times. Shardell Joseph reports.

Implementing plan for geological disposal in the UK

Materials World magazine
The government has published a plan for infrastructure after announcing the completion of actions to implement effective geological disposal in the UK. Shardell Joseph reports.

Carbon‐capturing projects awarded £26mln from UK government

Materials World magazine
The UK government is investing in the rollout of carbon capture and storage projects including the biggest of its type in the country. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

Analysis of ‘War on Plastic’ documentary and plastic waste management in the UK

Materials World magazine
In a three‐part documentary, war on plastics with Hugh and Anita, the BBC presented a controversial take on single‐use plastics and the flaws of recycling systems in the UK. Shardell Joseph looks into the wave of responses since the programme aired, the benefits of plastic and the challenges facing the plastic and packaging industry.

US coal plans commit to clean power despite Trumps power plan

Materials World magazine
US coal plant operators continue closure plans despite finalising of the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Shardell Joseph reports.

Annual statistics reveal workplace fatalities in Great Britain

Materials World magazine
The annual data for work‐related fatalities revealed an increase of six deaths since the last report, but an overall decrease in fatalities over time. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

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