• A Volvo hybrid concept car that could benefit from the battery (Image courtesy Volvo Cars)

    Batteries pack in lighter composites

    Materials World magazine
    Structural batteries made from fibrous composites show promise as a dual-function lightweight component for vehicles, says a Swedish research group.
  • Stick together – protein-based adhesives

    Wood Focus magazine
    Proteins extracted from oilseed rape (canola), soy or castor meals using a new technique are yielding formaldehyde-free structural adhesives suitable for use in wood composites, say scientists at Advanced Biopolymer Technologies, in Mantua, USA.
  • Call for participation in 'Innovation in Aviation Security' project

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The INSTINCT-Technology Demonstrator 2 (TD2) project is designed to discover, trial and showcase emergent security technologies, solutions and ideas for aviation security.
  • Journal of the month.....was a success!

    Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content. In July, the Journal of the Energy Institute was Maney's journal of the month. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Journal of the Energy Institute you have until 15 August to do so.
  • Smashed up bricks

    Durable brick waste

    Clay Technology magazine
    Replacing Portland cement with 20% ceramic waste powder could lead to superior and durable concrete for building applications, due to its pozzolanic properties.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Special Issues

    Journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection regularly publish special issues focusing on topics of current interest. Information about special issues is posted on the individual journal homepage and the Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight. Find out about our forthcoming Special Issues here...
  • New Taranis combat aircraft thunders into view

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    A prototype unmanned combat aircraft of the future, Taranis, has been unveiled by the MOD
  • Keynote Speaker - Dr Dan Kells, BAE Systems

    Materials issues in defence and security

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The Welding and Joining Society hosted the Materials Technical Group Meeting on 9 June 2010 at TWI Cambridge Conference Centre and captured some of the ongoing issues and latest developments, initiatives centred in Defence and Security through presentations and discussions.
  • Adhesion Society announces 2011 Annual Meeting, Conference and Short Course

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Details of the Adhesion Society Inc.'s 2011 Annual Meeting, Short Course and Conference [Call for Papers] are now available.
  • New Vice-Chair for the SAA

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Jim Palmer has very recently been appointed new Vice-Chair of the SAA.