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Fred Starr recollects... end of the road

When I began driving, it needed a long downhill stretch of the M1 to hit 70 mph. A couple of years later, 70 was officially imposed, but until the coming...

The rare earth of North Korea

In 2014, North Korea was said to hold the potential to disrupt the global rare earths trade. But three years on, that promise goes unfulfilled. Khai Trung Le explores whether the controversial country may yet shake China’s hold on the market.

Stainless steel storage

Nancy Baddoo looks at the design, fabrication and installation of stainless steel bio-digester tanks.

Materials in space

Dr Barrie Dunn looks at how materials science is pushing the boundaries in space engineering.

The boom and bust of Scottish oil and gas

Craig Durham CEng FIMMM looks at the first Scottish oil industry boom and draws parallels with the present day.