• IOM3 update on COVID-19

    The Prime Minister unveiled strict measures on 23 March 2020 to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 stating that, ‘people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where "absolutely necessary", shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.
  • Drone inspection of coal tips.

    Coal tip safety work in Wales

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    The Coal Authority, UK, is undertaking an urgent review of all coal tips throughout Wales to assess any risk posed to people or property.
  • Gas Safety Trust launches 2020 Small Grants call

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    The Gas Safety Trust, UK, is looking to fund smaller, short-term, innovative and experimental projects based on unproven ideas that have potential to contribute to overall understanding of carbon monoxide.
  • Anthony Hollingsworth researching diamond battery technology at the H3AT facility

    Recycling from nuclear reactors for battery benefits

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    A project to make diamond batteries, which could provide decades worth of energy without a recharge, is underway in the UK.
  • Engineering response to COVID-19: can you help?

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global challenge. The Royal Academy of Engineering is keen to help identify potential solutions and facilitate useful contacts across its national and international engineering networks that could help our governments solve problems and assist the public health response.
  • Coronavirus affect on the UK Plastics Industry - BPF survey

    Materials World magazine
    The UK plastics industry is feeling the effects of COVID-19 as demonstrated by a British Plastics Federation member survey. The survey was carried out between the 17-19 March 2020 and published today, 127 firms participated.
  • Nominations invited for Research Excellence Framework panel

    The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The next exercise will be conducted in 2021. The REF is a process of expert review, carried out by expert panels for each of the 34 subject-based units of assessment (UOAs), under the guidance of four main panels.
  • testing cross-laminated timber

    Two new trees support cross-laminated timber

    Materials World magazine
    Timber engineers in the USA prove that low-grade trees can boost timber supplies and the local economy.
  • Inventor holding a slab of bendable concrete

    Bendable concrete without cement

    Materials World magazine
    A robust yet flexible concrete that contains industrial waste and no cement can reduce carbon footprints.
  • hydrogen to waste facility

    UK’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant gets approval

    Materials World magazine
    A hydrogen processing plant has secured planning permission, which will make it the first of its kind in the UK.