Material of the month: Biodegradable plastics

Maria Felice examines plastic...

Nitric nickel - recovery through nitric acid process

Examining a new process for the recovery of nickel from laterites.

Portland is going underground - stone extraction in sensitive areas

Mark Godden, Quarry and Mine Manager at Albion Stone, explains the challenges of mining in an environmentally sensitive area

Q&A - Director of Global Mining at G4S, Andrew Hames, explains mining security concerns

Melanie Rutherford speaks to Andrew Hames, Director of Global Mining at G4S, about the issues facing security in the mining sector.

Australian military gears up - armoured vehicles upgraded

The materials and technology behind the Hawkei protected mobility vehicle from Thales that is set to join Australia's defence force fleet.