Four wheels bad, two legs good - an exoskeleton alternative to wheelchairs

Materials World magazine
For those living with lower limb disabilities, the ReWalk mobility restoration device – a wearable, motorised skeleton, allows users to walk and climb stairs independently

Man looks at baking tin, makes brick - vegetable oil binder

Clay Technology magazine
Inspiration can strike in the strangest of places. Such as a crusty baking tin. Dr Salah Zoorob, from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK, came home one night chewing over the problem of finding a binder that could be used to turn waste material into bricks
A lattice tea bowl designed by Peter Ting, printed and fired at the Centre for Fine Print Research.

Print like an Egyptian - 3D printable ceramics

Clay Technology magazine
A ceramics engineer and former visual arts graduate are developing a 3D printable self-glazing ceramic inspired by Egyptian faience – an old nonclay technique used in jewellery making

Lack of engineering graduates damaging the UK

Britain needs to produce up to 50% more science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) graduates if it is to cease its slide down the international innovation league tables, according to a recent report

Fred Starr recollects: Who started the revolution?

Materials World magazine
Fred Starr recounts the history of the steam engine on its 300 year anniversary.