• New material made for next-generation nuclear

    Materials World magazine
    Russian scientists create a metal sandwich to improve the performance of nuclear fast reactor rods.
  • Red mud for ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    A team of designers have used bauxite residue from the alumina industry to create ceramics, glazes and geopolymer concrete.
  • 3D-printed acoustic metamaterial

    Sound-cancelling acoustic metamaterial

    Materials World magazine
    A new 3D-printed acoustic metamaterial can block 94% of sounds using an open, ring-like structure.
  • Wooden buildings reach new heights

    Materials World magazine
    Timber structures are rising in popularity and proposed building regulation changes will allow for even taller wooden towers in some countries. Ceri Jones reports.
  • A strong, mouldable graphene

    Materials World magazine
    Graphene could one day become a common engineering as researchers develop it in a soft, kneadable dough form. Katherine Williams found out more.
  • Say no to repellent fabrics

    Materials World magazine
    Waterproof outerwear is over-engineered using chemicals that should be phased out, say researchers . Ceri Jones looks at the alternatives.
  • Bacteria forming high-grade copper

    Materials World magazine
    The effect of bacteria on low-temperature ore may help miners detect higher grade deposits. Meka Beresford finds out how.
  • Repairing the landscape of Brazilian mining

    Materials World magazine
    Another tailings dam failure in Minas Gerais, Brazil, has brought the issue of maintenance and repair back to public awareness. But what happens now? Rhiannon Garth Jones reports.
  • Patent of the Month – defect detection

    Materials World magazine
    Trainee Patent Attorney Dr Tahsin Ali Kassam at The IP Asset Partnership Ltd discusses a patent relating to a radiographic method for the detection of cracks, defects or leak pathways in materials and assemblies.
  • Get talking – The Northern Powerhouse

    Materials World magazine
    From graphene to the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP tells us why the resurgent North of England is driving the UK into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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