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Conventional plastics and bioplastics: How can we move from the former to the latter

Plastic products are ubiquitous due to their particular material properties – properties that scientists and...

Understanding the materials science of plastics to address end of life challenges

Non-biodegradable plastics build up in landfill or the natural environment as we produce and dispose of them many...

Normalising connectivity – could unconnected devices become the exception?

In this article, Charlotte Harvey, Consultant Mechanical Engineer, considers the growing trend of connected devices...

Agri-tech: Livestock monitoring

Using low-cost wearable and ingestible devices to monitor the health of livestock in real-time - is almost a reality...