In the Rear View Mirror: Surviving the Global Downturn and Beyond

Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association
First of the SMEA 2012 evening lectures which will be held on 7th February

SPE announce Dates and Venue for FOAMS® 2012

The Polymer Society
The FOAMS® 2012 conference will be held September 12-13 in Barcelona, Spain.

Pioneers of the world’s thinnest material recognised in the New Year Honours

Two physicists have been knighted for their work in developing graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon that is stronger than steel.
Stylised "China flag factory" graphic

Changes in orientation - materials science in China

Materials World magazine
China can now boast more materials science papers than any other country, but as we move into 2012, just how far advanced is research and development? Eoin Redahan finds out.
Fabricated analog chip used to mimic neuronal processes involved in memory and learning. Image courtesy of Guy Rachmuth

Brain chip that 'learns' packs triple punch

Materials World magazine
A computer chip that can ‘learn’ could improve our understanding of how the brain works, lead to a better human-machine interface and pave the way for artificial intelligence.