Professional development - Get qualified

Materials World magazine
Questions about how to apply for professional grades are common, and the answers are often quite straightforward. We spoke with Institute Membership Development Manager Sarah Boad to find out how to go through the process as smoothly as possible.

Viewpoint: Oiling the wheels - UK oil and gas sector forecast

Materials World magazine
Oil & Gas UK’s recently published 2012 Economic Report reveals a buoyant UK oil and gas sector. Chief Executive Malcolm Webb gives his forecast.

Blow-up space shield beats heat

Materials World magazine
A mushroom-shaped inflatable shield could protect spacecraft from the intense heat of atmospheric re-entry, says NASA.
Oscar Pistorius (Wikimedia Commons/Erik van Leeuwen)

All in the game - to what extent is technology taking the skill out of sport?

Materials World magazine
In July the Institution of Mechanical Engineers released a report entitled Sports Engineering: An Unfair Advantage? that traced the role of technology in the games we play. It found that some sports have become far more reliant than others.

Steering clear of charge traps - plastic electronics

Materials World magazine
Cheap, mass-producible devices made from plastic electronics could be the future, now that researchers have found a way to clear of troublesome charge traps.