A microscopic view of life

Materials World magazine
A new super high-speed microscope enables scientists to image living samples and neuron activity in real-time. Ceri Jones reports.

A nanomaterial that is both twisted and not at the same time

Materials World magazine
A recently developed nanomaterial is proving highly effective at producing more complex and engineered pharmaceuticals. Idha Valeur reports.

Harder composite material for nuclear conditions

Materials World magazine
A new composite material with greater microhardness has been developed and can withstand harsh conditions such as those in nuclear rectors. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

Digging deep: Black miners museum project

Materials World magazine
Migrants miners working in Britain’s coal industry are being celebrated by the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, UK. Through a series of panels, artworks, artefacts, personal possessions and audio interviews, the exhibition shares the stories of African Caribbean people living and working in the UK. Here, Historian and Curator, Norma Gregory , introduces the exhibition.

Patent of the month – Biodegradable vascular filter

Materials World magazine
A novel biodegradable vascular filter and a method of manufacture are introduced in a patent by Dr Tahsin Ali Kassam.