Using light tech to reveal Herculaneum scrolls

Materials World magazine
Synchrotron light technology and digital software tools will be used to decode and study 2,000 year-old scrolls. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

Looking at emerging bioplastics for packaging

Materials World magazine
Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum placed bioplastics as the top emerging technology of 2019 as a means of achieving a circular economy. In October, plastic-like products have been developed as potential eco-friendly alternatives for packaging. Shardell Joseph reports.

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.

Gender-specific spacesuits launched for NASA’s Artemis mission

Materials World magazine
NASA unveiled two new and improved spacesuits designed with custom-fit features, one of which will be intentionally worn by a woman first.

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.