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Unlocking uranium’s chemistry

Materials World magazine
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have taken the most common form of uranium, uranyl dication (UO22+), found in the natural environment and nuclear waste, and converted the chemically un-reactive compound into a reactive molecule. The team believes this could improve understanding of nuclear materials and waste, and the ability to handle them.

Teacher’s experience at Materials Congress

IOM3
‘Smart materials – smart move’ is the theme of the teacher’s experience to be held on 14 May in Grantham as part of Materials Congress. The all-day session will focus on smart materials with a view to support the science and technology curriculum for 12-16 year olds.
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Draft programmes available for Materials Congress

IOM3
Draft programmes for Materials Congress are now available online.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

London Materials Society
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a business-planning technique that caused a revolution within manufacturing companies when it was introduced in the early 1960s. At its core is a computer algorithm...
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Building products suppliers aim to reduce construction waste

Materials World magazine
Minimising waste packaging on building sites is a top priority for the new Green Procurement Group. The consortium of 13 building materials suppliers and distributors aims to minimise the environmental impact of the supply chain. The companies want to reduce the level of packaging used for materials such as bricks, paint, aggregates and blocks by 20% in the next five years.

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