• Risen from the ashes

    With more effort going into developing a circular economy, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, has built a house using recycled materials, Ines Nastali reports.
  • Off-site manufacture for construction

    The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has called on the government to standardise and promote off-site manufacture for construction. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Timber house design to push sustainable building

    Researchers around the world are seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on emissions-intensive materials. This MIT project using timber is no exception.
  • Economic digest

    The number of construction projects has declined in the UK due to bad weather and a woefully unprepared industry. At the same time, more bricks have been manufactured, marking the anticipated start of a busy house building period. Ines Nastali reports.
  • Making a new nickel

    The cost of manufacturing coins now outstrips their actual value. Is developing new alloys the solution? Khai Trung Le talks to Eric Lass on his recent work redesigning the US nickel.
  • Brunel University student wins Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition

    A Student from Brunel University has scooped top prize in the annual DIP competition with a cleverly designed shelf, which can fit on a balcony railing and accommodate anything from a plant to a bottle of wine.
  • Lower price for 3D-printed prosthetics

    3D printing is being used to lower the cost of pricey robotic prosthetics. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Materials solutions to global problems

    Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • The travelling potters

    Mankind has known travel and relocating for work for thousands of years, as the tales of women from the Baltic selling clay pottery in the Nordic countries tell. Ines Nastali reports
  • Get talking: The challenge of materials

    Ben Walsh, Lead Technologist in Advanced Materials at Innovate UK, discusses how perspectives of innovation have changed, and how this affects materials scientists.

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