• London Technology Fund Invests in Novacem

    IOM3
    London Technology Fund (LTF), London’s specialist investor in new technology companies, has completed an investment in Novacem, a start-up company developing a carbon-negative cement. LTF was joint lead in a syndicate which included Imperial Innovations Group plc and the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, together investing over £1 million.
  • Nanotechnologies: influence and inform the UK strategy

    Nano Committee
    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is inviting views to assist t he Government in developing a strategy for nanotechnologies.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    IOM3
    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Ecosheet being used on a construction site

    Mixed plastic plyboard

    Materials World magazine
    A reusable construction board made from recycled mixed plastics is on offer from 2K Manufacturing, based in London, UK. The company is using a powder impression moulding (PIM) technology to process up to seven waste polymers into one, and the plyboard can also be broken down and re-moulded at the end of its lifecycle.
  • Economic crisis headlines

    Trialling times – the credit crunch

    Materials World magazine
    As the full brunt of the recession starts to take effect, Materials World talks to 18 leading members of the UK engineering and manufacturing industries to get their views about the effects of the economic climate on their sector and where future redemption may lie. To express your views on the impact of the recession, visit the Materials World forum at the link below.
  • Last opportunity to enter IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2009

    IOM3
    Candidates have until 19 December to submit nomination forms for the IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2009.
  • Nominations sought for Institute’s Medals and Prizes

    IOM3
    The Institute’s Medals and Prizes 2009 are open for nominations. The deadline for all entries is 19 December 2008.
  • crack in material

    Healing cracks in materials through an electric field

    Materials World magazine
    A computational study has shown that cracks in conducting or semiconducting materials could be healed or inhibited by applying an electric field.
  • water droplets on wood surface

    Making wood fibres water-resistant and conductive

    Materials World magazine
    An environmentally friendly method for introducing hydrophobic propeties and electrical conductivity to wood fibres has been developed by researchers in Finland. This could find use in packaging, composite and paper applications.
  • Next-generation nanowire memory devices

    Materials World magazine
    Research performed at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, has taken a step closer to creating faster and longer lasting memory devices using phase-change materials at the nanoscale.

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