The material absorbing crack energy

Ceramics toughen up

Clay Technology magazine
A building material that could lead to less brittle, crack resistant, ceramics has been developed by researchers at The University of Manchester, UK, after observing the properties and behaviour of nacre, which compromises calcium carbonate and proteins.
Research Councils UK - ENERGY - For a Low Carbon Future

Energy Programme – CAS Call for Collaborative Research with China on Solar Cells, Solar Fuels and Fuel Cells

Energy Materials Group
The Research Councils UK Energy Programme wishes to develop collaborative projects between the UK and China in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the field of solar cells, solar fuels and fuel cells.

Consultation on harmonisation of Russian and International reserves reporting standards

Applied Earth Science Division
The latest draft on the harmonization of Resource and Reserve reporting standards between Russia and the CRIRSCO family of reporting standards (includes JORC, PERC, CIM, SAMREC etc.) is now available for public comment.

Can you host an engineering intern?

The Social Mobility Foundation works with high-achieving sixth formers from low income backgrounds. It is recruiting employers who can offer a summer internship.

WRAP takes over from Envirowise

WRAP is now the single point of contact for businesses, local authorities and consumers in England looking for materials resource efficiency advice. In a drive to steamline processes and reduce costs, Envirowise, which also offered this support, has been disbanded.