Proposed regulations for the retention and disclosure of information and samples

Oil & Gas Division
OGA seeks views from industry on proposals for two sets of regulations relating to the retention, and to the public disclosure by the OGA, of petroleum-related information and samples pursuant to the Energy Act 2016
First prize was won by Ellen Britton, of Glasgow School of Art

Student’s interactive travel sunshade wins Design Innovation in Plastics Award

The Design Innovation in Plastics Award aims to encourage students to think about use of plastics as a key design material. This year’s competition brief challenged students to design innovative and sustainable products that will provide a more comfortable experience for travellers. From 160 entries the judging panel awarded first prize and £1000 to Ellen Britton, Product Design Engineering student, at Glasgow School of Art for her kids' travel sunshade.

Patent of the month: Diamond aggregate sorting apparatus

Materials World magazine
Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers describes a machine that knows a boart from a gemstone.

Best foot forward for gait recognition

Materials World magazine
Not only could CSIRO’s new wearable technology generate its power from footsteps – it could use a wearer’s gait for identification, too.

A plastic Industry 4.0

Materials World magazine
The BPF’s Industry 4.0 summit looks to prepare the plastics manufacturing industry for the opportunities of the digital factory. Khai Trung Le reports.