Materials and Design Exchange at the London Design Festival

The Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) will have a major presence at the 2007 London Design Festival.

Malaysian student wins 2007 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

A materials engineering student from Malaysia has won the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.

Carbon nanotubes for neural engineering

Materials World magazine
Scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA, have developed vertical free-standing carbon nanofibres for use in neural-electrical interfaces. These could improve implantable biomedical devices for managing Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and depression.

Minerals mapping tool trialled

Materials World magazine
A novel automated minerals mapping tool is undergoing its first long-term trial at Rio Tinto's Pilbara iron mining operation in the Hamersley province of Western Australia. The Fe (Iron) Hylogger provides data on ore samples for exploration and 3D models.

Optical fibres for crack detection in composites

Materials World magazine
Optical fibres may one day aid crack detection in composite structures, says Jasson Gryzagoridis a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Exsisting non-destructive techniques are not entirely effective.