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Current Issue: May 2007

The May issue of Materials World makes for some ‘light’ reading as we discuss the less-hefty materials alternatives to steel. Four of our feature stories investigate the technology involved, and potential for, light metals such as aluminium, titanium and magnesium. In other feature stories, Dr Éva Valsami-Jones of the Natural History Museum, UK, makes the case for bone meal as an environmentally-friendly solution to remediation of old mines, and Mingwei Gao and Ralph Holmes of The Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation, in Australia, give an overview of the various grinding technologies available to the minerals industry.
   In our news section, the Materials World team reports on new superlenses made from metamaterials for enhanced optical imaging, and copper has shown advantages over steel in the injection moulding industry. The winners of Britain’s Top Early-Career Research Scientists, Engineers and Technologists were recently announced – Meagan Ellis travelled to the University of Cambridge to speak to two of the commended research students. And Rupal Mehta talks to mining entrepreneur Steven Poulton about the risks and rewards involved with creating a successful startup.

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