• Innovative Packaging to Minimize the Melting of Chocolate Bars

    The Packaging Society
    Kraft Foods Global, Inc., invites proposals for a protective packaging solution that will minimize or prevent melting of chocolate bar confections in warm or hot climates. A great opportunity for a Packaging Society member(s).
  • Survey on materials standards

    The British Standards Institution is inviting people to complete a survey on materials information and standards.
  • Materials Literature Review Prize & Masterclass 2011: Call for entries

    The 2011 Literature Review Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with sponsorship from the UK Centre for Materials Education, is now open for submissions.
  • Journal of the month.....was a success!

    Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content. In July, the Journal of the Energy Institute was Maney's journal of the month. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Journal of the Energy Institute you have until 15 August to do so.
  • Body armour made from cornstarch?

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    Researchers claim to have used the same scientific principles found in cornstarch to invent a lightweight, flexible composite material able to dissipate high-impact energy.
  • Low–porosity ceramic tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    Improved stain resistance in polished ceramic tiles may now be possible, according to researchers at the Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio in Spain. They have introduced an organic fugitive phase during liquid sintering of green tiles to achieve reduced porosity volume with various pore sizes.
  • Maney Editor wins Royal Society Award

    Professor Philip Withers of The University of Manchester has received the Royal Society’s 2010 Armourers and Brasiers’ Company Prize for his work on neutron and hard x-ray beams. Professor Withers is the UK Editor of the Institute’s journal International Materials Reviews , and an Associate Editor of Materials Science and Technology .
  • Speedy single molecules for switches

    Materials World magazine
    UK researchers are playing their part in the long-term quest to incorporate single molecules into electronic circuits for nanoscale high speed devices. This technology would not rely on a material’s bulk properties to perform electronic functions such as switching or logic.
  • Hydrogen fuel cell

    Polymer-based hydrogen storage

    Materials World magazine
    UK scientists exploring the safe storage of hydrogen for powering vehicles have developed an organic polymer capable of storing three per cent hydrogen by weight.
  • Aerosol deposition for fuel filtration

    Materials World magazine
    A processing technique for the deposition of thin and super thin polymer films on substrates could provide a more 'cost-effective' coating method for fuel filtration systems in automotives and aircraft, say researchers at Nottingham University in the UK.