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Materials set to shape the future of 3D printing

The future of the burgeoning 3D printing industry looks set to be a battle of materials and data, as the industry's emerging players work to create technology with the potential to change the face of the world's manufacturing industry.

October 3, 2011 by

Osborne puts £50m into UK graphene research

Chancellor George Osborne has promised £50 million for research into graphene, the carbon-based material tipped as a breakthrough in material science, nanotechnology and electronics.Graphene was discovered in 2004 by Dr (now Professor) Kostya Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim from the University of Manchester in work that won them the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics.

April 23, 2012 by

CERN's science to become British products

Large Hadron Collider steward CERN is joining forces with the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council to help small businesses turn high-energy physics technology into commercial products.The Large Hadron Collider is one of the high-energy physics facilities run by CERN.

January 13, 2012 by

IBM stores one bit of data using 12 atoms

IBM has developed a method to store one bit of data in an array of 12 atoms, rather than the million atoms currently needed, but the method requires expensive gear and is hard to translate to mass manufacturing

January 2, 2012 by

Non-stick graphene makes anti-glare breakthrough

A collaborative project between Singapore and UK researchers has revealed another useful property of graphene; it can offer protection from laser pulses.Scientists at the National University of Singapore, DSO Laboratories and the University of Cambridge were investigating ways of blocking graphene’s natural tendency to stack and form the more familiar graphite – that’s pencil lead to you and me.

November 18, 2011 by

Graphene - your handy take-away guide

Graphene is getting some decent press at last. Its Nobel prize winning discovery has quickly mutated into an entire field of enquiry, as the material's unique electrical, mechanical and inspirational qualities are explored and put to work.

October 4, 2011 by

Government plans £150m mobile coverage boost

The government is to invest £150 million in new mobile phone masts, in a bid to have mobile phone coverage reach 99 percent of the UK.Chancellor George Osborne announced the move in a growth-focused speech on Monday, which also outlined big investments in IT infrastructure and graphene research.


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