• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Making a new nickel

    Materials World magazine
    The cost of manufacturing coins now outstrips their actual value. Is developing new alloys the solution? Khai Trung Le talks to Eric Lass on his recent work redesigning the US nickel.
  • Brunel University student wins Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition

    IOM3
    A Student from Brunel University has scooped top prize in the annual DIP competition with a cleverly designed shelf, which can fit on a balcony railing and accommodate anything from a plant to a bottle of wine.
  • Lower price for 3D-printed prosthetics

    Materials World magazine
    3D printing is being used to lower the cost of pricey robotic prosthetics. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Materials solutions to global problems

    Materials World magazine
    Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.

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