Hydrogel laminate may improve catheters and condoms

Materials World magazine
An MIT-developed hydrogel laminate material can be embedded with drugs and coated onto elastomer products. Kathryn Allen reports.

A new concept for artificial hearts

Materials World magazine
Ellis Davies reports on a soft artificial heart that functions similarly to the real thing, and could provide an alternative to heart transplants.

Picking up the pace

Materials World magazine
Ellis Davies reports on a new method to produce single-crystal graphene in larger quantities.

HMS Queen Elizabeth docks in home port

Materials World magazine
The UK’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, cost £3bln.

Flat nanoscale films of copper prove impossible

Materials World magazine
A new understanding of the structure of nanocrystalline films reveals that perfectly flat copper nanoscale films cannot be formed. Kathryn Allen reports.