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Materials through the ages: Materials for aeroplane engines

Maria Felice considers the technology that propels millions of people to their holiday destinations each year – aeroplane engines.

If you build it, they will come... - underground vision

Politicians and economists can be a contrary bunch, but one thing they tend to agree on is that capital investment in transport and infrastructure is one of the most effective ways to kick start an ai

Material of the month: Aluminium foil - Over 100 years of multipurpose metal sheets

Maria Felice looks at the varied uses of, and changes to, aluminium foil over the years

Fred Starr recollects: Nature on our side

Metals are hard fought for and then they suffer corrosion...