• Relaxing rules around coal

    Materials World magazine
    New USA Environmental Protection Agency proposals give power plants more flexibility on coal waste. Shardell Joseph reports.
  • Bagdad mine, Arizona

    AI helps boost copper production

    Materials World magazine
    Freeport-McMoran is finding success in artificial intelligence systems to increase copper production in North America.
  • Inspiring the engineers of tomorrow

    Materials World magazine
    EngineeringUK-lead engineering campaign, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, successfully ran to inspire future engineers and demonstrate the potential of careers in the field. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Digging deep: Black miners museum project

    Materials World magazine
    Migrants miners working in Britain’s coal industry are being celebrated by the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, UK. Through a series of panels, artworks, artefacts, personal possessions and audio interviews, the exhibition shares the stories of African Caribbean people living and working in the UK. Here, Historian and Curator, Norma Gregory , introduces the exhibition.
  • Sirius mining project plans to build underground transport tunnel

    Materials World magazine
    In a period of financial uncertainty and mass redundancies, Sirius Minerals commences an ambitious project to develop an underground transport system. Shardell Joseph investigates.
  • A nanomaterial that is both twisted and not at the same time

    Materials World magazine
    A recently developed nanomaterial is proving highly effective at producing more complex and engineered pharmaceuticals. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Re-evaluation of the World Trade Centre 7 collapse

    Materials World magazine
    A four-year American study looking at the collapse of the World Trade Centre Building 7 has been conducted using software tools and simulations to re-evaluate its architectural failures. Shardell Joseph investigates.
  • Switching superconductivity on and off in materials

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers have proved that an old scientific model for understanding material behaviour could, through simulation, enable superconductivity to be turned on and off again. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Looking at emerging bioplastics for packaging

    Materials World magazine
    Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum placed bioplastics as the top emerging technology of 2019 as a means of achieving a circular economy. In October, plastic-like products have been developed as potential eco-friendly alternatives for packaging. Shardell Joseph reports.
  • Greening the UK steel industry

    Materials World magazine
    The government has announced it will pump more funding into the UK steel industry to accelerate the efforts to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Idha Valeur reports.

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