Wireless implant to overcome retinal disease

Materials World magazine
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg, Germany have developed a wireless implant that can partially restore sight to people blinded by a retinal disease that destroys light sensitive cells but leaves nerve cells intact.

Mixed plastics recycling in the UK

Materials World magazine
The UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) announced on 5 June 2008 that mixed plastics can be successfully recycled in the UK both economically and using available technologies at an event in London, UK. However, the main question asked by delegates was whether the UK’s local authorities would allow such recycling to take place?