New glass manufacturing technique could enable design of hybrid glasses and revolutionise gas storage

28 Aug 2015

A new method of manufacturing glass could lead to the production of ‘designer glasses’ with applications in advanced photonics, whilst also facilitating industrial scale carbon capture and storage. An international team of researchers, writing today in the journal Nature Communications, report how they have managed to use a relatively new family of sponge-like porous materials to develop new hybrid glasses.

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Is big data still big news?

30 Jun 2015

People talk about ‘data being the new oil’, a natural resource that companies need to exploit and refine. But is this really true or are we in the realm of hype? Mohamed Zaki explains that, while many companies are already benefiting from big data, it also presents some tough challenges.

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The lost art of risk management

16 Dec 2014

Dr Mukesh Kumar from the Centre for International Manufacturing suggests that multinational manufacturers are taking unnecessary risks with their industrial investments – and he offers a solution.

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Steel’s inner strength

09 Jun 2014

A long-term collaboration between the University and industry has resulted in a super-strong form of steel, which is now being manufactured in the UK for use as stronger and cheaper armour for front-line military vehicles.

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Streamlining manufacturing

11 Oct 2013

The small plastic tags developed by a University spin-out are helping make modern assembly lines up to ten per cent more efficient, by tracking hundreds of components in three dimensions and in real time.

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