International Clay Technology Association launched

The International Clay Technology Association (ICTa) celebrated its official launch on 3 February in Nottingham.

Examination in Mining Law relating to Health and Safety 2006

The Examination of the Mining Qualifications Board in Mining Law relating to Health and Safety will be held on 14 June 2006.

Art and Microscopy

Materials World magazine
The two cultures, art and science, came together at a one-day meeting entitled 'Art and Microscopy', held by the Royal Microscopical Society on 29 November 2005. Rupal Mehta explores the forms of microscopy, such as polarising light, Raman and X-ray, used in the analysis of paintings, pigment, paint sample, cross section, fingerprint, and materials characterisation.

Composite project requires industrial partner

Materials World magazine
The Centre for Sustainable Engineering, in Peterborough, UK, and a university collaborator are seeking end-users from industry to collaborate on a project to develop a versatile, high performance novel composite material, suitable for a range of applications including packaging and vehicle panels.

Digging your way out of a problem

Materials World magazine
The Palabora copper mine in South Africa is using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry to monitor ground subsidence. The engineering firm AMEC, working with the European Space Agency, tested the new technique, in which multiple satellite images of the same site can be combined to highlight slight changes in surface elevation.