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  • Coking coal still needed

    Michael Schwartz reviews coal mined for steelmaking, and takes a look at companies involved in coking coal mining and exploration in Queensland, Australia.
  • Spotlight: How to... use the USF-2000A ultrasonic fatigue testing system

    Trevor Wright , MTM Technical Specialist at analytical instruments company Shimadzu UK Limited, talks through the USF-2000A system and how it can be used to test metal samples.
  • Spotlight: How to... use CT scanning in well bore analysis

    Ben Morgan of Nikon Metrology explains how the company’s computed tomography scans of rock core samples have been used to improve oil and gas flow predictions.
  • Material Marvels: the Taj Mahal

    A mausoleum and example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal has become synonymous with India. However, it faces threats from pollution and tourism. Kathryn Allen takes a look at its history.
  • How to... examine materials using beam-exit cross-sectional polishing

    Dr Alex Robson, Lancaster Material Analysis Ltd explains the uses of beam-exit cross-sectional polishing.
  • Biofouling barnacles

    Elizabeth Mills, Edward Pope, and Ian Masters* investigate biofouling and the challenges it causes for marine range hydropower.
  • Watching a change

    There are few sectors where academia and industry work so effectively in unison – horology is one. Ledetta Asfa-Wossen caught up with innovation and development expert Senad Hasanovic* at Ceramaret, Switzerland, to talk about the changing face of watchmaking.
  • Q&A with Dr Phillip Harrison

    Dr Philip Harrison, CEO of SofMat, talks to Gary Peters about the company’s anti-counterfeit 3D marking technologies, which are invisible to the naked eye and could have applications in a number of industries.
  • Wasting the heat

    Professor Steve Dunn, Head of Chemical Engineering, London South Bank University, UK, examines the potential of waste heat energy and the technology that could be used to harness it.
  • A better battery

    Brett L Lucht, Professor of Chemistry, and Zachary L Brown, PhD student, at the University of Rhode Island, USA, talk about the development of lithium-ion batteries and the work done in their lab.