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.

Preserving master art works

Materials World magazine
Old paintings can develop a white crust on the surface which if left can cause damage, but a conservation team may have a solution. Idha Valeur finds out more.

Repairing the landscape of Brazilian mining

Materials World magazine
Another tailings dam failure in Minas Gerais, Brazil, has brought the issue of maintenance and repair back to public awareness. But what happens now? Rhiannon Garth Jones reports.

Get talking – The Northern Powerhouse

Materials World magazine
From graphene to the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP tells us why the resurgent North of England is driving the UK into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Wooden buildings reach new heights

Materials World magazine
Timber structures are rising in popularity and proposed building regulation changes will allow for even taller wooden towers in some countries. Ceri Jones reports.