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  • Material Marvels: Linking a nation

    In smaller countries, the links that connect communities rarely register. However, in vast landscapes, across numerous time zones, such as Russia, the importance of transport cannot be overlooked, as Gary Peters reports.
  • Speeding to a supercapacitive polymer

    Gary Peters talks to Dr Maria Asplund, from the Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany, about the SPEEDER project – a plan to create a supercapacitive polymer.
  • Spotlight: Testing and inspection

    Cement is created by a complex process involving multiple ingredients, testing is therefore essential to ensure compliance with specification and application requirements. Alfonso Rivera, Technical Department and Field Service Manager for materials testing ELE International, UK, reports.
  • Taking research to industry

    Afzana Anwer offers insight into best practices for capturing and protecting innovation in scientific research to generate alternative funding sources for universities.
  • Q&A – Abbie Hutty

    Kathryn Allen speaks to Abbie Hutty about her career and transition from university to industry.
  • Material Marvels: The Golden Gateway

    From its completion in 1937 to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest main span in the world. It now stands as an iconic landmark in San Francisco. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Nanonis Tramea

    Spotlight – How to... characterise and analyse materials with a quantum transport measurement system

    Dr Harriet van der Vliet*, Quantum Engineer at Oxford Instruments, Dr George Lengel at SPECS-TII Inc. and Dr Alessandro Pioda at SPECS Zurich GmbH explain how quantum transport measurement systems, such as the Nanonis Tramea, facilitate research in device characterisation.
  • Spotlight – How to... effectively use microscopy in the metals industry

    Dr. Roger Barnett, Applications Development Engineer, Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd, gives an overview of microscopy in the metals industry.
  • Material Marvels: Hamburg’s reflection

    At the western point of Hamburg’s HafenCity, Germany, stands Europe’s largest inner-city development, Elbphilharmonie, which is set to become a centre for culture and social life, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Material Marvels: Tame the river

    In the 1930s, during a time of global depression, the Hoover Dam project brings work to the western American states and valuable lessons for future dam engineering. Ines Nastali reports.

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