‘For the first time, we have demonstrated that it is possible to produce sustainable [electronic wearable] displays that are largely based on natural materials with the help of industrially relevant production methods,’ claims Manuel Pietsch, Researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Light Technology Institute, Germany.
As the world gears up for a green recovery, calls grow stronger for a new framework of mineral resource governance to tackle issues such as sand and mine tailings management – topics explored at a recent webinar organised by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership.
Manufacturing metals at the nanoscale can make them four times harder, claim scientists at Brown University, USA. By smashing individual metal nanoclusters together, they customise metallic grain structures from the bottom up to form “macroscale hunks” of solid metal.
In the first of a series of articles, the team behind the UK’s collaborative Discover Materials initiative explores the university application journey and prospective student population to understand issues surrounding recruitment into materials science and engineering in the UK.
IOM3 Young Persons' World Lecture Competition 2020 finalist Bianca Gevers, from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, sheds light on photo-active materials and questions the premise of research towards a carbon free future.
Despite a lack of information, trade agreements and foreign investment suggest Vietnam’s mining sector is in good health. Michael Schwartz talks to two experts on why the country is set to become a major player.
How much hydrogen is produced, transported and stored downhole? The ability to precisely determine the amount will be fundamental to creating a large-scale hydrogen economy. Edris Joonaki, Fluid Properties Expert at TÜV SÜD UK National Engineering Laboratory, reports.
Molten carbonate salts are one of the key ingredients of an iron-air battery that could extend the range of electric vehicles (EV) and ships, while being fully recyclable, sustainable, low-cost and safe, say scientists at the University of Nottingham, UK.