Powerful spectroscopic microscope examines atomic scale

Materials World magazine
Imperial College London, UK, has purchased the FEI Titan 80-300, one of the most powerful microscopes in the world. The monochromated microscope allows scientists to analyse materials on the atomic scale and enables spectroscopy with excellent energy resolution.

Controlled delamination materials technology separate packs electronically

Packaging Professional magazine
A new centre in Karlstad, Sweden showcases Controlled Delamination Materials (CDM) technology, a novel technique that enables two or more attached packs or parts of packages to be separated electronically with the flick of a switch. The process offers potential for easy opening of consumer products and new distribution systems.

Competition for young engineers

A poster competition for young engineers is being held at the House of Commons on 12 December 2006.

Gold bacteria exploration

Materials World magazine
Bacteria can play an important role in the formation of secondary gold grains, according to Dr Frank Reith, a geo-microbiologist at the Australian Commonwealth Science and Research Organisation (CSIRO). He believes this discovery could have a significant impact on the mineral exploration industry.

Hi-tech sail and mast system

Materials World magazine
The Maltese Falcon is a new state-of-the-art clipper yacht that combines fibre optical sensing with the world’s largest free-standing composite carbon fibre mast. Rupal Mehta reports.