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Fred Starr recollects: A place of greater safety

Materials World magazine
Columnist Fred Starr sees ‘nuclear armageddon’ peeping up on the horizon. Find out more about his plans to hide in Finland, if worse comes to worse

The fair gold

Materials World magazine
Little progress has been made to improve conditions for small-scale gold mining communities, especially in Africa. Remarkable as they are important suppliers for the global market, argues Fartrade's David Finlay. The NGO therefore launched a new investment facility to bring about change.

Patent of the month: Optimising thermal conductivity

Materials World magazine
Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers looks at a newly patented way to manufacture an improved thermal interface material using graphite nanofibres.

Advanced Engineering 2017

Materials World magazine
In its ninth year, Advanced Engineering 2017 brought together experts from the composites industry, discussing how to overcome the uncertainty caused by Brexit and if automation is the answer. Kathryn Allen reports.

Blowing in the wind

Materials World magazine
The electricity market reform is supposed to prepare the UK for future power demand, but how will it be delivered? Ines Nastali reports on ideas to secure sustainable capacity.

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