Concerns about materials and minerals shortages are rife in the EU. Mattia Pellegrini, Member of the European Commission Cabinet responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, talks to Materials World about the issue.
An escalator capable of following freeform curves is the invention of Jack Levy, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at City University London, UK, who discusses the Levytator’s key features, its development and what the future holds.
One of the most eye-catching and technically challenging arenas being built for the London 2012 Olympics is the cycling velodrome. Ruth Hopgood-Oates, Senior Engineer at Expedition Engineering, outlines the construction process.