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‘NASA Invention of the Year’ controls noise and vibration

Materials Science & Technology Division
Piezoelectrics control noise and vibration A macro-fibre composite (MFC) has been developed which can stretch under a voltage, causing a bend on its attached product. MFC has demonstrated higher flexibility and durability than piezo ceramics.

Royal Academy of Engineering invites nominations for Silver Medal

Nominations are open for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Silver Medal.

Energy Materials Strategic Research Agenda Launched

Energy Materials Group
On 4 December 2007, at the Tate Britain, the Materials UK Energy Materials Working Group launched its Strategic Research agenda.

Winter 2007: Society for Adhesion and Adhesives in conjunction with BASA, One Day Symposium on 'Greener Adhesives and Sealants'

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
A full report on the Society for Adhesion and Adhesives one-day symposium on Greener Adhesives and Sealants.

Technology skills audit for the metals manufacturing and processing industry

The first national survey to focus on technical skills in the metals manufacturing and processing industry has begun.