A computer model of the composite point absorber’s cone/cylinder/cone geometry

Survival of the fittest in wave energy

Materials World magazine
Engineers at the University of Ghent, Belgium, are working on glass fibre/polyester floating point absorbers for wave energy conversion. They are designed to stay at sea for 20 years, surviving extreme offshore weather conditions.
Silicon organic hybrid waveguides

Silicon all-optical integrated circuits

Materials World magazine
All-optical broadband and telecommunications signal processing may soon be possible at transmission speeds above 100Gbit/s using silicon, according to a European research consortium.
Surfaces on the London Underground may be an application area for the anti-pathogenic nanomaterial

Anti-pathogenic refractory material

Materials World magazine
A multifunctional nanomaterial to combat viruses, bacteria and fungi is under investigation by scientists at Intrinsiq Materials, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. They are exploring its application within and on the surface of products such as disposable medical devices, filtration media, facemasks and hygienic surfaces.

PERC news: Russia and CRIRSCO

Applied Earth Science Division
PERC manages the CRIRSCO * -GKZ working group on harmonization of Russian and international minerals reporting systems. At a meeting in Moscow on 21-22 October 2008, an agreement was signed...

PERC Code published

Applied Earth Science Division
PERC 2008 reporting code is now published and replaces the previous version ('The Reporting Code' 2001) for reporting resources and reserves of solid minerals.