As the Solar Orbiter strives to capture the first detailed pictures of the Sun’s poles, Samir Jaber, Content Writer at materials search engine Matmatch, explores the materials and design ingenuity involved.
The SARS epidemic saw a spike in biosafety materials innovation. Will COVID-19 follow the same trend? Dr Mark Sugden and Dr Joanna Thurston, patent attorneys in materials engineering at intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers, compare numbers.
The thermal performance of fire seals in aircrafts is being challenged as engines run at ever higher temperatures. Quinn Collett at Trelleborg explains how these firefighters are pushing back under pressure.
As COVID-19 hit and we were all asked to stay home, there were inevitable questions as to how UK universities would manage the potential return of students. Would they be able to return at all? Would there need to be a blend of online and face-to-face learning and how would lecturers and universities adapt? We check in with our panel of higher education professionals.