Heating element based on a ceramic-carbon nanotube nanocomposite

Sparking advanced ceramics

Spark plasma sintering can be used to develop ceramics with valuable properties.
The Sellafield site in West Cumbria, UK

Cementing change in nuclear waste

The development of cement mixtures to safely contain nuclear waste.
Rows of Mallee trees growing in Western Australian wheat fields

Fuelling a change - wood for iron and steel

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is investigating to potential of wood for renewable fuel.
Timber with an unclear grading stamp

Appearances can be deceptive - timber strength grading

Timber strength grading issues are explored in this article. Tips are given on what to look out for.
An illustration of the Manned Barents building

Isn't it good? Norwegian wood - taller wood structures

Wooden buildings are growing in stature, and plans are underway to create an enormous wooden tower in Norway.