• Surfaces fighting frost

    Materials World magazine
    A new passive technology to prevent frosting could do away with chemical anti-freeze solutions. Ellis Davies reports.
  • Reshaping ceramics with 4D printing

    Materials World magazine
    A ceramic ink can be 4D-printed and origami folded to create complex structures, such as the Sydney Opera House. Ceri Jones reports on this new hybrid ink.
  • Material Marvels – To Boldly Go…

    Materials World magazine
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise stands as a testament to the human need to explore and seek answers. Ceri Jones looks at its journey from build to retirement.
  • Graduate designs region-specific bricks with human hair

    Clay Technology magazine
    Using human hair and glass bottles, design graduate Ellie Birkhead creates region-specific bricks. Idha Valeur reports.
  • London Design Festival focuses on plastic

    The London Design Festival 2018 is putting the spotlight on plastic as its Material of the Year
  • 3D-printed guns: fad or threat?

    Materials World magazine
    As digital blueprints for 3D-printed guns cause controversy in the USA, Kathryn Allen looks at the danger these weapons pose.
  • Getting to the grain of it

    Materials World magazine
    The Wood Awards 2018 shortlist has been released, featuring entries including whisky distilleries, the UK Royal Academy of Music, and mycelium light shades. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Off-site manufacture for construction

    Clay Technology magazine
    The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has called on the government to standardise and promote off-site manufacture for construction. Kathryn Allen 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.