Bacteria forming high-grade copper

Materials World magazine
The effect of bacteria on low-temperature ore may help miners detect higher grade deposits. Meka Beresford finds out how.

Say no to repellent fabrics

Materials World magazine
Waterproof outerwear is over-engineered using chemicals that should be phased out, say researchers . Ceri Jones looks at the alternatives.

A strong, mouldable graphene

Materials World magazine
Graphene could one day become a common engineering as researchers develop it in a soft, kneadable dough form. Katherine Williams found out more.

Making aluminium alloy 7075 weldable

Materials World magazine
Aluminium alloy 7075 can now be made weldable to remove the need for joins and reduce weight. Rhiannon Garth Jones reports.

The new braille e-reader

Materials World magazine
A Kindle-like electronic braille reader will hopefully make reading more convenient and quicker for blind people.