Use your helmet

Materials World magazine
This month, Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at intellectual property law firm Withers and Rogers, looks at how a graphene-reinforced helmet saved a competitive cyclist’s life.

A composite made in heaven

Materials World magazine
Composite materials have been around for centuries, and yet materials scientists remain focused on how different combinations might bring compounded benefits in modern day applications. Dr Jennifer Unsworth and David Stanier of intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, report

Come in: the self-maintaining wood cabin

Materials World magazine
With no road access, this emergency shelter in the Norwegian mountains was assembled to be almost maintenance-free.

Cut through the layers

Materials World magazine
Two things have become clear in the current debate around plastic packaging – consumers need to value the material more and producers need to be incentivised to use a higher amount of recycled content

Fred Starr recollects: unforgotten and unforgiven

Materials World magazine
Fred Starr recollects his first endeavour with a combined cycle gas turbine.