UK’s Carbon Trust releases £1m of funding for low energy projects

Materials World magazine
The UK’s Carbon Trust has released £1 million of funding for seven new carbon technology projects. The Carbon Trust, an independent company funded by the UK Government to support the development of low carbon technologies, has announced one million pounds worth of funding for seven low carbon technology projects.

Destroying bacteria with bioactive packaging paper

Packaging Professional magazine
Canadian researchers are developing a bioactive packaging paper that they believe will detect and kill bacteria and viruses present in food and drinks in a matter of seconds. Using standard paper, the Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network is developing a bioactive ink that could be printed, coated or impregnated onto or into the material, to identify individual pathogens.

Record breaking magnet

Materials World magazine
Scientists in the USA claim to have broken the world record for a magnetic field created by a superconducting magnet, with the development of 26.8 tesla superconducting magnet. The test coil was wound using semiconductor yttrium barium copper oxide.

Proskills succeeds in bid to establish National Skills Academy

Materials World magazine
Proskills has succeeded in its bid to establish a National Skills Academy (NSA) designed to deliver technical and management skills for the processing and manufacturing industries, including building products, coatings, glass, printing and extractive minerals.

2007 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

The recent final of the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition brought together younger members from around the world to compete in Singapore. The competition took place at Nanyang Technological University on Wednesday 8 August 2007.