The amount of food that UK households and businesses waste could be significantly reduced with the help of nanotechnology in packaging, concluded speakers at the Food Packaging and Waste event, held in London, UK, on 29 June.
The Welding and Joining Society hosted the Materials Technical Group Meeting on 9 June 2010 at TWI Cambridge Conference Centre and captured some of the ongoing issues and latest developments, initiatives centred in Defence and Security through presentations and discussions.
As CEO of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation, Dave Dalton wants to persuade his members and the UK Government that investment is urgently needed to ensure the industry’s future prosperity. Gary Price learns how he intends to fight for change in a sector that he has worked in for almost 30 years.
Scientists in Italy have developed organic light-emitting transistors (OLETs) that are said to be 10 times more efficient than those previously reported and twice as efficient as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The technology could be used to fabricate monitors with improved resolution and may enable the development of electrically pumped organic laser devices using transistors with no loss of light.
Opening its doors for the first time in over 20 years for World Metrology Day, the UK’s National Physical Laboratory in Teddington took a noble stab at enlightening the public on the crucial role materials and their measurement play in everyday life.
Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.