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Mining law exam success

Success for 3 candidates in the 2008 Examination in Mining Law Relating to Health and Safety.

Inspecting textured tiles

Researchers at the University of the West of England, in Bristol, UK, have developed an online dynamic photometric stereo system for 3D inspection of fast moving, difficult to analyse surfaces, such as glazed or textured ceramic tiles.

David Williams Reviews Energy from Biomass - BBC Green Room

To meet 2020 commitments energy from Biomass is being promoted in the EU. In this BBC 'Green Room' article David Williams argues that more needs to be done to expedite the delivery of large scale Biomass projects.

Materials World feedback survey

Readers of Materials World are invited to complete a short survey on their views of the magazine.
Bearings are one application where these composite coatings could have an impact

Fullerenes offer lubricant coatings

Novel composite coatings are being developed to reduce friction and improve wear resistance in parts where there are rolling and sliding contacts such as ball bearings, chains, gears, pumps, screws and artificial joints. The products, based on inorganic fullerene-like nanosphere powders. could save energy, extend operating times and reduce maintenance in automotive, aerospace and biomedical fields.

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