• Smart hazmat suits based on cactus skin

    Materials World magazine
    Ageing cactus skin is informing the development of high-tech hazmat suits. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Saudi mining city brings diversity

    Materials World magazine
    Saudi Arabia’s new mining city will provide security with the chance to diversify from oil. Ceri Jones reports.
  • A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Self-sensing components paves way to functional soft robotics

    Materials World magazine
    Material able to self-sense its deformations may lead the way to more adaptable and functional soft robotics. Khai Trung Le talks to Ilse Van Meerbeek about her work.
  • Bamboo houses aims to solve the housing crisis in Manila slums

    Materials World magazine
    A modular bamboo house concept aimed at resolving the housing crisis in the Manila slums has won the RICS Cities for our Future competition. Idha Valeur reports.
  • How a mantis shrimp packs a punch

    Materials World magazine
    Robotics could be improved with super strength shrimp design. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Shape memory alloy reinforces building

    Materials World magazine
    A new shape-memory alloy that only requires one pre-stressing could improve civil engineering. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    IOM3
    The IOM3 Managing Board recently approved the restructure of the Industry & Technology Policy Board by creating a new Technical Communities Board (TCB). Nominations are now being sought for the role of Strategic Advisors on the TCB. This voluntary role is open to any member of the Institute. Members can request a full prospectus which sets out the ethos behind the change and includes both the job description and Terms of Reference.
  • Great lengths to form bridges

    Materials World magazine
    A new bridge form could help engineers span greater distances, providing previously impossible over-land links. Ellis Davies reports.
  • Surfaces fighting frost

    Materials World magazine
    A new passive technology to prevent frosting could do away with chemical anti-freeze solutions. Ellis Davies reports.

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