International Clay Technology Association launched

The International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) celebrated its official launch on 3 February in Nottingham.

Examination in Mining Law relating to Health and Safety 2006

The Examination of the Mining Qualifications Board in Mining Law relating to Health and Safety will be held on 14 June 2006.

Digging your way out of a problem

Materials World magazine
The Palabora copper mine in South Africa is using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry to monitor ground subsidence. The engineering firm AMEC, working with the European Space Agency, tested the new technique, in which multiple satellite images of the same site can be combined to highlight slight changes in surface elevation.

Drilling results

Materials World magazine
The training benefits and positive experience gained by companies employing the Land Drilling NVQ are described. The NVQ is a properly structured training program that takes place on site and looks at health and safety and best practice.

Interactive materials

Materials World magazine
Materials Interactive is a CD-ROM resource tool covering subjects ranging from cameras and drinks bottles to football boots. Aimed at 14-19 year-old students, the package can be used by teachers and professionals to promote materials science, or by students to learn about the diverse fields affected by materials science.